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George Salmon

1819 - 1904

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George Salmon FBA FRS FRSE (25 September 1819 – 22 January 1904) was a distinguished and influential Irish mathematician and Anglican theologian. After working in algebraic geometry for two decades, Salmon devoted the last forty years of his life to theology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Salmon has received more than 79,183 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). George Salmon is the 842nd most popular mathematician (down from 744th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 246th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, George Salmon ranks 842 out of 823Before him are Caucher Birkar, Demetrios Christodoulou, Edward Charles Titchmarsh, Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, I. J. Good, and Ken Ribet. After him are Philip Hall, Charles Hutton, Michael Aschbacher, Andrei Okounkov, Alberto Calderón, and Simon Singh.

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Among people born in 1819, George Salmon ranks 90Before him are Cyrus West Field, Alexandru G. Golescu, William Rosecrans, Joseph Bazalgette, Alexander Melville Bell, and Henry Tate. After him are Monier Monier-Williams and John W. Geary. Among people deceased in 1904, George Salmon ranks 87Before him are Karl Alfred von Zittel, Fyodor Bredikhin, Charles Foster, Richard Knill Freeman, John Brown Gordon, and Frances Power Cobbe. After him are John Bell Hatcher and Mark Hanna.

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Among people born in Ireland, George Salmon ranks 309 out of 501Before him are Desmond Connell (1926), Barry Keoghan (1992), Richard Mulcahy (1886), Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), Niall Horan (1993), and Frances Power Cobbe (1822). After him are John Joly (1857), Roddy Doyle (1958), Robert Emmet (1778), John McKenna (1855), Tom Kiely (1869), and Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906).


Among mathematicians born in Ireland, George Salmon ranks 5Before him are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Vergilius of Salzburg (700), William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker (1620), and Alicia Boole Stott (1860). After him are Henry John Stephen Smith (1826).