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 worked as 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 854,747 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Gottlob Frege is the 35th most popular mathematician (up from 37th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Germany (up from 174th in 2019) and the 4th 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 35 out of 828Before him are John Napier, Niels Henrik Abel, Georg Cantor, Kurt Gödel, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, and Gerolamo Cardano. After him are Luca Pacioli, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Ada Lovelace, Charles Sanders Peirce, Emmy Noether, and George Boole.

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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, Gustave Caillebotte, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Otto of Bavaria, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Tōgō Heihachirō, Hugo de Vries, and Wyatt Earp. Among people deceased in 1925, Gottlob Frege ranks 4Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Rudolf Steiner, and Erik Satie. After him are Friedrich Ebert, Alexandra of Denmark, Josef Breuer, William Jennings Bryan, Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, Percy Fawcett, and Mikhail Frunze.

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Among people born in Germany, Gottlob Frege ranks 145 out of 5,289Before him are Agrippina the Younger (15), Max Müller (1823), Johann Pachelbel (1653), George II of Great Britain (1683), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), and Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973). After him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Ambrose (340), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), and Frederick William III of Prussia (1770).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Gottlob Frege ranks 4Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), and Bernhard Riemann (1826). After him are Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Emmy Noether (1882), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Karl Weierstrass (1815), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Richard Dedekind (1831), and Regiomontanus (1436).