Jacob Bernoulli

1654 - 1705

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Jacob Bernoulli (also known as James or Jacques; 6 January 1655 [O.S. 27 December 1654] – 16 August 1705) was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He was an early proponent of Leibnizian calculus and sided with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz during the Leibniz–Newton calculus controversy. He is known for his numerous contributions to calculus, and along with his brother Johann, was one of the founders of the calculus of variations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Bernoulli has received more than 586,283 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Jacob Bernoulli is the 67th most popular mathematician (up from 78th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 34th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Mathematician.

Jacob Bernoulli is most famous for his work on probability and the mathematics of games of chance.

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Among mathematicians, Jacob Bernoulli ranks 67 out of 823Before him are August Ferdinand Möbius, Simon Stevin, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Alfred North Whitehead, Ludolph van Ceulen, and Hermann Minkowski. After him are Benoit Mandelbrot, Bhāskara II, Willebrord Snellius, Zhang Heng, Katherine Johnson, and Urbain Le Verrier.

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Among people born in 1654, Jacob Bernoulli ranks 2Before him is Kangxi Emperor. After him are Emperor Reigen, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria, Pierre Varignon, Constantin Brâncoveanu, Agostino Steffani, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Vincent Lübeck. Among people deceased in 1705, Jacob Bernoulli ranks 2Before him is Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Emeric Thököly, Luca Giordano, Ninon de l'Enclos, Catherine of Braganza, Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, John Ray, Philipp Spener, Madame d'Aulnoy, Pierre Beauchamp, and Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jacob Bernoulli ranks 33 out of 876Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516), Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), and Jacques Necker (1732). After him are Adelaide of Italy (931), Karl Barth (1886), Johannes Itten (1888), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), and Auguste Piccard (1884).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Switzerland

Among mathematicians born in Switzerland, Jacob Bernoulli ranks 3Before him are Leonhard Euler (1707) and Johann Bernoulli (1667). After him are Gabriel Cramer (1704), Jakob Steiner (1796), Jost Bürgi (1552), Paul Guldin (1577), Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695), Jean-Robert Argand (1768), Jacques Charles François Sturm (1803), Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier (1750), and Johann II Bernoulli (1710).