Gottlob Frege

1848 - 1925

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Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (; German: [ˈɡɔtloːp ˈfreːɡə]; 8 November 1848 – 26 July 1925) was a German philosopher, logician, and mathematician. He was a mathematics professor at the University of Jena, and is understood by many to be the father of analytic philosophy, concentrating on the philosophy of language, logic, and mathematics. Though he was largely ignored during his lifetime, Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), and, to some extent, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) introduced his work to later generations of philosophers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottlob Frege has received more than 1,133,202 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Gottlob Frege is the 41st most popular mathematician (down from 38th in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from Germany (down from 164th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Mathematician.

Gottlob Frege was a German mathematician and philosopher. He is most famous for his work in logic and the philosophy of language.

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Among mathematicians, Gottlob Frege ranks 41 out of 1,004Before him are Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Kurt Gödel, Johann Bernoulli, Emmy Noether, and Pope Sylvester II. After him are George Boole, Charles Sanders Peirce, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Archytas, and Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet.

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Among people born in 1848, Gottlob Frege ranks 4Before him are Paul Gauguin, Octave Mirbeau, and Vilfredo Pareto. After him are Otto Lilienthal, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Arthur Balfour, Tōgō Heihachirō, and Hugo de Vries. Among people deceased in 1925, Gottlob Frege ranks 6Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Rudolf Steiner, Erik Satie, Friedrich Ebert, and Alexandra of Denmark. After him are William Jennings Bryan, Georgy Lvov, Sergei Yesenin, Henri Fayol, Josef Breuer, and Felix Klein.

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Among people born in Germany, Gottlob Frege ranks 196 out of 7,253Before him are Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Emil Fischer (1852), Oswald Spengler (1880), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Jacob Grimm (1785), and Eduard Buchner (1860). After him are Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Max Ernst (1891), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Nico (1938), and Conrad III of Germany (1093).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Gottlob Frege ranks 6Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), and Emmy Noether (1882). After him are Karl Weierstrass (1815), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Richard Dedekind (1831), and Alexander Grothendieck (1928).