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 896,176 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Gottlob Frege is the 38th most popular mathematician (down from 35th in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from Germany (down from 145th in 2019) and the 5th most popular 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 38 out of 823Before him are Georg Cantor, Gerolamo Cardano, George Boole, Kurt Gödel, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, and Ada Lovelace. After him are Niels Henrik Abel, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, Johann Bernoulli, Emmy Noether, and Charles Sanders Peirce.

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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, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Hugo de Vries, and Tōgō Heihachirō. Among people deceased in 1925, Gottlob Frege ranks 5Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Rudolf Steiner, Erik Satie, and Friedrich Ebert. After him are Alexandra of Denmark, Henri Fayol, William Jennings Bryan, Sergei Yesenin, Georgy Lvov, Felix Klein, and Josef Breuer.

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Among people born in Germany, Gottlob Frege ranks 164 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Hans Frank (1900), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), and Christian IX of Denmark (1818). After him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Erich Raeder (1876), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto Hahn (1879), and Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Gottlob Frege ranks 5Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Bernhard Riemann (1826), and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805). After him are Emmy Noether (1882), Karl Weierstrass (1815), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Richard Dedekind (1831), Regiomontanus (1436), and Alexander Grothendieck (1928).