Hermann Minkowski

1864 - 1909

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Hermann Minkowski (; German: [mɪŋˈkɔfski]; 22 June 1864 – 12 January 1909) was a German mathematician and professor at Königsberg, Zürich and Göttingen. In different sources Minkowski's nationality is variously given as German, Polish, or Lithuanian-German, or Russian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Minkowski has received more than 582,795 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Hermann Minkowski is the 66th most popular mathematician, the 11th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Mathematician.

Hermann Minkowski was a German mathematician and physicist. He is most famous for his work on the geometry of numbers and four-dimensional space.

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Among mathematicians, Hermann Minkowski ranks 66 out of 823Before him are Marin Mersenne, August Ferdinand Möbius, Simon Stevin, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Alfred North Whitehead, and Ludolph van Ceulen. After him are Jacob Bernoulli, Benoit Mandelbrot, Bhāskara II, Willebrord Snellius, Zhang Heng, and Katherine Johnson.

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Among people born in 1864, Hermann Minkowski ranks 11Before him are Wilhelm Wien, Maurice Leblanc, Camille Claudel, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, and Walther Nernst. After him are Alfred Hermann Fried, Eleftherios Venizelos, Miguel de Unamuno, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Nellie Bly, and Vilhelm Hammershøi. Among people deceased in 1909, Hermann Minkowski ranks 7Before him are Leopold II of Belgium, Cesare Lombroso, Geronimo, Isaac Albéniz, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Francisco Tárrega. After him are Itō Hirobumi, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Peder Severin Krøyer, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, and Felice Beato.

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Among people born in Lithuania, Hermann Minkowski ranks 11 out of 287Before him are Gediminas (1275), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Czesław Miłosz (1911), Romain Gary (1914), Algirdas (1296), and Emma Goldman (1869). After him are César Cui (1835), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Kęstutis (1297), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), and Petr Shelokhonov (1929).


Among mathematicians born in Lithuania, Hermann Minkowski ranks 1After him are Bruno Abakanowicz (1852).