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Henri Cartan

1904 - 2008

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Henri Paul Cartan (French: [kaʁtɑ̃]; 8 July 1904 – 13 August 2008) was a French mathematician who made substantial contributions to algebraic topology.He was the son of the mathematician Élie Cartan, nephew of mathematician Anna Cartan, oldest brother of composer Jean Cartan, physicist Louis Cartan and mathematician Hélène Cartan, and the son-in-law of physicist Pierre Weiss. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Cartan has received more than 165,337 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Henri Cartan is the 228th most popular mathematician (up from 236th in 2019), the 1,609th most popular biography from France (up from 1,645th in 2019) and the 46th most popular French Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Henri Cartan ranks 228 out of 823Before him are Lloyd Shapley, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Thomas Abbt, L. E. J. Brouwer, Kazimierz Kuratowski, and Anatoly Fomenko. After him are Satoshi Nakamoto, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, Giovanni Ceva, Édouard Roche, Al-Khazini, and Johannes de Sacrobosco.

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Among people born in 1904, Henri Cartan ranks 70Before him are Luigi Dallapiccola, Arnold Gehlen, Count Basie, Isamu Noguchi, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, and Minoru Genda. After him are Yves Congar, Ba Jin, Kuvempu, Rudolf Arnheim, Hans Hartung, and Greer Garson. Among people deceased in 2008, Henri Cartan ranks 56Before him are George Carlin, Joshua Lederberg, Dražan Jerković, Janez Drnovšek, Dorothy Vaughan, and Youssef Chahine. After him are Isaac Hayes, Mauricio Kagel, Eartha Kitt, Paul Scofield, Chiara Lubich, and Hugo Claus.

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Among people born in France, Henri Cartan ranks 1,609 out of 6,011Before him are Marcel Renault (1872), Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (1491), Louis Le Prince (1841), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836), Édouard Stephan (1837), and Barthélemy Catherine Joubert (1769). After him are Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien (1641), Thoinot Arbeau (1520), Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808), André Martinet (1908), Agrippa d'Aubigné (1552), and Claude Françoise de Lorraine (1612).


Among mathematicians born in France, Henri Cartan ranks 46Before him are Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801), Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Édouard Lucas (1842), Élie Cartan (1869), and Gilles de Roberval (1602). After him are Édouard Roche (1820), Émile Picard (1856), Michel Chasles (1793), Pierre Varignon (1654), Antoine Gombaud (1607), and René-Louis Baire (1874).