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Hermann Weyl

1885 - 1955

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Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl, (German: [vaɪl]; 9 November 1885 – 8 December 1955) was a German mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher. Although much of his working life was spent in Zürich, Switzerland, and then Princeton, New Jersey, he is associated with the University of Göttingen tradition of mathematics, represented by Carl-Friedrich Gauß, David Hilbert and Hermann Minkowski. His research has had major significance for theoretical physics as well as purely mathematical disciplines including number theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Weyl has received more than 524,647 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Hermann Weyl is the 116th most popular mathematician (up from 119th in 2019), the 688th most popular biography from Germany (down from 674th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Mathematician.

Hermann Weyl is most famous for his theory of relativity and his work in mathematical physics.

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Among mathematicians, Hermann Weyl ranks 116 out of 823Before him are Isaac Barrow, Theon of Alexandria, Charles Hermite, Grigori Perelman, Josef Stefan, and Christopher Clavius. After him are Leonid Kantorovich, Émile Borel, Aloysius Lilius, Edward Norton Lorenz, Ferdinand von Lindemann, and Andrew Wiles.

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Among people born in 1885, Hermann Weyl ranks 32Before him are Sonia Delaunay, Karl Radek, Sabina Spielrein, Erich von Stroheim, Luigi Russolo, and Tomoyuki Yamashita. After him are George Minot, Alexander Löhr, Sinclair Lewis, Heinrich Hoffmann, Hugo Boss, and Hugo Sperrle. Among people deceased in 1955, Hermann Weyl ranks 24Before him are George Enescu, Vasily Blokhin, Calouste Gulbenkian, Oswald Avery, Carmen Miranda, and James B. Sumner. After him are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Pak Hon-yong, John Mott, Cordell Hull, Leonid Govorov, and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Weyl ranks 688 out of 6,142Before him are Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), Andreas Baader (1943), Julius Schreck (1898), Josef Albers (1888), Matilda of Ringelheim (894), and Artur Axmann (1913). After him are Klaus Mann (1906), Karl Carstens (1914), Louis Spohr (1784), Sandra (1962), Juana Bormann (1893), and Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Hermann Weyl ranks 17Before him are Regiomontanus (1436), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Felix Klein (1849), Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), and Christopher Clavius (1538). After him are Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Robert Aumann (1930), Johannes Trithemius (1462), Ernst Zermelo (1871), Hermann of Reichenau (1013), and Maria Reiche (1903).