Gilles de Roberval

1602 - 1675

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Gilles Personne de Roberval (August 10, 1602 – October 27, 1675), French mathematician, was born at Roberval near Beauvais, France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilles de Roberval has received more than 41,289 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Gilles de Roberval is the 208th most popular mathematician (down from 194th in 2019), the 1,483rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,310th in 2019) and the 44th most popular French Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Gilles de Roberval ranks 208 out of 828. Before him are Joseph Petzval, Victor D'Hondt, Emil Artin, Édouard Lucas, S. R. Ranganathan, and Giovanni Ceva. After him are Theodorus of Cyrene, Sam Loyd, Seymour Papert, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Lars Ahlfors, and Mary Jackson.

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Among people born in 1602, Gilles de Roberval ranks 8Before him are Otto von Guericke, Athanasius Kircher, Elisabeth of France, Francesco Cavalli, Philippe de Champaigne, and Salomon van Ruysdael. After him are Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Zhu Yujian, Per Brahe the Younger, and Kanō Tan'yū. Among people deceased in 1675, Gilles de Roberval ranks 9Before him are Gerrit Dou, Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, James Gregory, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, Thomas Willis, and Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Leopoldo de' Medici, Allaert van Everdingen, Feodosia Morozova, and Abraham van Diepenbeeck.

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Among people born in France, Gilles de Roberval ranks 1,483 out of 5,234. Before him are Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767), Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine (1524), Raymond of Burgundy (1070), Hervé Villechaize (1943), Elliott Erwitt (1928), and Stephen, Count of Blois (1045). After him are Carausius (300), Hugh of Cluny (1024), Chris Marker (1921), Léon Werth (1878), Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761), and Régis Debray (1940).


Among mathematicians born in France, Gilles de Roberval ranks 44Before him are Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801), Jean Gaston Darboux (1842), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749), Camille Jordan (1838), and Édouard Lucas (1842). After him are Michel Chasles (1793), Édouard Roche (1820), Élie Cartan (1869), Henri Cartan (1904), Joseph Bertrand (1822), and Émile Picard (1856).