Hermann Grassmann

1809 - 1877

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Hermann Günther Grassmann (German: Graßmann, pronounced [ˈhɛʁman ˈɡʏntɐ ˈɡʁasman]; 15 April 1809 – 26 September 1877) was a German polymath, known in his day as a linguist and now also as a mathematician. He was also a physicist, general scholar, and publisher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Grassmann has received more than 199,915 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Hermann Grassmann is the 152nd most popular mathematician (up from 165th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 213th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Mathematician.

Hermann Grassmann was a German mathematician who is most famous for his work in linear algebra. His book, "Die lineale Ausdehnungslehre" (1844), was one of the first to study the geometric properties of linear transformations.

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Among mathematicians, Hermann Grassmann ranks 152 out of 823Before him are Aleksandr Lyapunov, Jakob Steiner, Victor D'Hondt, James Gregory, Harald Bohr, and Nicomachus. After him are Zoia Ceaușescu, Gabriel Lamé, Paul Ehrenfest, Ernst Zermelo, Hermann of Reichenau, and Étienne Bézout.

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Among people born in 1809, Hermann Grassmann ranks 14Before him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Bruno Bauer, Albert Pike, William Ewart Gladstone, Joseph Liouville, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. After him are Prince Albert of Prussia, Ljudevit Gaj, Juliusz Słowacki, Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine, Juan Donoso Cortés, and Sebastián Iradier. Among people deceased in 1877, Hermann Grassmann ranks 12Before him are Crazy Horse, Henry Fox Talbot, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, and Johan Ludvig Runeberg. After him are Sophie of Württemberg, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Antoine Augustin Cournot.

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Among people born in Poland, Hermann Grassmann ranks 203 out of 1,454Before him are Hermann Balck (1893), Józef Gosławski (1908), Günter Blobel (1936), Paul Tillich (1886), Andrzej Duda (1972), and Otto von Below (1857). After him are Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030), Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Bolesław II the Generous (1041), and Alice Miller (1923).


Among mathematicians born in Poland, Hermann Grassmann ranks 6Before him are Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), Stefan Banach (1892), Leopold Kronecker (1823), Marian Rejewski (1905), and Felix Hausdorff (1868). After him are Wacław Sierpiński (1882), Ernst Kummer (1810), Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651), Hermann Schwarz (1843), Hugo Steinhaus (1887), and Kazimierz Kuratowski (1896).