Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro

1853 - 1925

Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro

Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro (Italian: [ɡreˈɡɔːrjo ˈrittʃi kurˈbastro]; 12 January 1853 – 6 August 1925) was an Italian mathematician born in Lugo di Romagna. 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 119,987 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 351st most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 351 out of 746Before him are Karl Menger, James Stirling, Isaac Beeckman, Johannes Widmann, Raymond Smullyan, and Theodor Kaluza. After him are Stephen Smale, Lennart Carleson, Elwin Bruno Christoffel, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, Philippe de La Hire, and George Green.

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Among people born in 1853, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 42Before him are Francesco Filippini, Alexius Meinong, Fritz von Below, Higaonna Kanryō, Frank Dicksee, and Damat Ferid Pasha. After him are Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, Ciprian Porumbescu, Vladimir Kokovtsov, Ernst Otto Beckmann, Miguel, Duke of Braganza, and Antonio Maura. Among people deceased in 1925, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 62Before him are Robert Koldewey, René Viviani, Louis Feuillade, Myer Prinstein, Pablo Iglesias Posse, and Princess Françoise of Orléans. After him are Stefan Żeromski, Aristide Bruant, Sidney Reilly, Joel Hastings Metcalf, Antonio Maura, and J. M. E. McTaggart.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 1,899 out of 3,282Before him are Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1629), Cigoli (1559), Taddeo Zuccari (1529), Gastone Nencini (1930), Giovanni Pascoli (1855), and Bobby Solo (1945). After him are Lucius Julius Caesar (-135), Vitalis of Milan (null), Domenico Gabrielli (1659), Sidney Sonnino (1847), Tommaso Traetta (1727), and Jacob Hutter (1500).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro ranks 27Before him are Jacopo Riccati (1676), Giambattista Benedetti (1530), Eugenio Beltrami (1835), Lorenzo Mascheroni (1750), Pietro Cataldi (1552), and Enrico Bombieri (1940). After him are Francesco Maurolico (1494), Ernesto Cesàro (1859), Guido Fubini (1879), Luigi Cremona (1830), Campanus of Novara (1210), and Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555).

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