Hugo Steinhaus

1887 - 1972

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Hugo Dyonizy Steinhaus (Polish: [ˈxuɡɔ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌhaʊ̯s]; English: ; January 14, 1887 – February 25, 1972) was a Polish mathematician and educator. Steinhaus obtained his PhD under David Hilbert at Göttingen University in 1911 and later became a professor at the Jan Kazimierz University in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine), where he helped establish what later became known as the Lwów School of Mathematics. He is credited with "discovering" mathematician Stefan Banach, with whom he gave a notable contribution to functional analysis through the Banach–Steinhaus theorem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Steinhaus has received more than 131,575 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Hugo Steinhaus is the 215th most popular mathematician (up from 264th in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from Poland (up from 355th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Hugo Steinhaus ranks 215 out of 823Before him are Henry Briggs, Xu Guangqi, Hermann Schwarz, John Horton Conway, Tullio Levi-Civita, and Pedro Nunes. After him are Menaechmus, John Charles Fields, Gilles de Roberval, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, and Seymour Papert.

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Among people born in 1887, Hugo Steinhaus ranks 71Before him are Arnold Zweig, Blaise Cendrars, Savielly Tartakower, Raoul Walsh, Jack Phillips, and Hermine Reuss of Greiz. After him are René Spitz, Marcus Garvey, Josef Čapek, Giovanni Gronchi, Vasily Chapayev, and Leonard Bloomfield. Among people deceased in 1972, Hugo Steinhaus ranks 46Before him are Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Louis Leakey, S. R. Ranganathan, Said bin Taimur, Hans Scharoun, and Antonio Segni. After him are Mahalia Jackson, Henry de Montherlant, Martiros Saryan, Josep Samitier, George, Crown Prince of Serbia, and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

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Among people born in Poland, Hugo Steinhaus ranks 280 out of 1,454Before him are Franz Mehring (1846), Jan Kochanowski (1530), Hermann Schwarz (1843), Stanislav Kosior (1889), Michał Kleofas Ogiński (1765), and Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749). After him are Moïse Kisling (1891), Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834), Sepp Piontek (1940), Robert Wiene (1873), Jan Karski (1914), and Sławomir Mrożek (1930).


Among mathematicians born in Poland, Hugo Steinhaus ranks 11Before him are Felix Hausdorff (1868), Hermann Grassmann (1809), Wacław Sierpiński (1882), Ernst Kummer (1810), Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651), and Hermann Schwarz (1843). After him are Kazimierz Kuratowski (1896), Alfred Korzybski (1879), Vitello (1230), Theodor Kaluza (1885), Richard Courant (1888), and Emil Leon Post (1897).