Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro

1853 - 1925

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Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro (Italian: [ɡreˈɡɔːrjo ˈrittʃi kurˈbastro]; 12 January 1853 – 6 August 1925) was an Italian mathematician. He is most famous as the inventor of tensor calculus, but also published important works in other fields. With his former student Tullio Levi-Civita, he wrote his most famous single publication, a pioneering work on the calculus of tensors, signing it as Gregorio Ricci. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro has received more than 145,321 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro is the 327th most popular mathematician (up from 351st in 2019), the 2,025th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,894th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Italian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 327 out of 828Before him are Isaac Beeckman, Abraham Wald, Gerhard Gentzen, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, Sergei Adian, and Yang Hui. After him are Philipp Frank, Pierre Alphonse Laurent, Alfred J. Lotka, Enrico Bombieri, Karl Menger, and Maurice René Fréchet.

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Among people born in 1853, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 39Before him are Louise Abbéma, Antonio Salandra, Sophia Perovskaya, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Pierre Paul Émile Roux, and Francesco Filippini. After him are Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Frank Dicksee, Higaonna Kanryō, Fritz von Below, Ciprian Porumbescu, and Damat Ferid Pasha. Among people deceased in 1925, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 59Before him are Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, Antti Aarne, Princess Françoise of Orléans, Louis Feuillade, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, and René Viviani. After him are John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, Johan August Brinell, Leo Fall, Stefan Żeromski, Aristide Bruant, and Myer Prinstein.

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Among people born in Italy, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 2,025 out of 4,088Before him are Riccardo Drigo (1846), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-300), Magda Olivero (1910), Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1587), Giovanni Pascoli (1855), and Leopoldo de' Medici (1617). After him are Dorando Pietri (1885), Albert Azzo II, Margrave of Milan (1009), Giampietrino (1495), Bartolomeo Platina (1421), Godepert (610), and Giuseppe Pella (1902).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 27Before him are Tullio Levi-Civita (1873), Jacopo Riccati (1676), Lorenzo Mascheroni (1750), Eugenio Beltrami (1835), Giambattista Benedetti (1530), and Ostilio Ricci (1540). After him are Enrico Bombieri (1940), Pietro Cataldi (1552), Ignazio Danti (1536), Guidobaldo del Monte (1545), Ernesto Cesàro (1859), and Luigi Cremona (1830).