Isaac Beeckman

1588 - 1637

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Isaac Beeckman (10 December 1588 – 19 May 1637) was a Dutch philosopher and scientist, who, through his studies and contact with leading natural philosophers, may have "virtually given birth to modern atomism". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Beeckman has received more than 56,057 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Isaac Beeckman is the 321st most popular mathematician (up from 347th in 2019), the 307th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 301st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Isaac Beeckman ranks 321 out of 828Before him are Raymond Smullyan, Johannes Widmann, Theon of Smyrna, Eutocius of Ascalon, Felix Bernstein, and Richard Courant. After him are Abraham Wald, Gerhard Gentzen, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, Sergei Adian, Yang Hui, and Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro.

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Among people born in 1588, Isaac Beeckman ranks 11Before him are Marina Mniszech, Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Robert Filmer, Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Johann Heinrich Alsted. After him are Pierre Séguier, Ole Worm, Margherita Aldobrandini, and John Winthrop. Among people deceased in 1637, Isaac Beeckman ranks 9Before him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Christina of Lorraine, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Robert Fludd, and William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. After him are Péter Pázmány, Pierre Vernier, and Lorenzo Ruiz.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Isaac Beeckman ranks 307 out of 1,209Before him are Teddy Scholten (1926), Jaap Stam (1972), Floris I, Count of Holland (1025), Albert van Ouwater (1415), Floris V, Count of Holland (1254), and C. H. D. Buys Ballot (1817). After him are Henk Sneevliet (1883), Jacob van Eyck (1590), Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz (1657), Piet de Jong (1915), Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau (1743), and Ton Koopman (1944).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Netherlands

Among mathematicians born in Netherlands, Isaac Beeckman ranks 4Before him are Willebrord Snellius (1580), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), and Willem de Sitter (1872). After him are Gemma Frisius (1508), Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), Auguste Kerckhoffs (1835), Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918), Willem 's Gravesande (1688), Thomas Joannes Stieltjes (1856), and Arend Heyting (1898).