Jacques Herbrand

1908 - 1931

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Jacques Herbrand (12 February 1908 – 27 July 1931) was a French mathematician. Although he died at age 23, he was already considered one of "the greatest mathematicians of the younger generation" by his professors Helmut Hasse and Richard Courant.He worked in mathematical logic and class field theory. He introduced recursive functions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Herbrand has received more than 54,163 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Herbrand is the 518th most popular mathematician (down from 493rd in 2019), the 3,145th most popular biography from France (down from 2,743rd in 2019) and the 78th most popular French Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Jacques Herbrand ranks 518 out of 828Before him are Lazarus Fuchs, Max August Zorn, Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier, John Tate, Jai Singh II, and Ian Stewart. After him are Ernst Leonard Lindelöf, Benedetto Castelli, Joseph Valentin Boussinesq, Roy Kerr, Chen Jingrun, and Henryk Zygalski.

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Among people born in 1908, Jacques Herbrand ranks 178Before him are Gisèle Freund, Joseph Keilberth, Louis Jordan, Arkhip Lyulka, Karl Hein, and Carlos Lleras Restrepo. After him are Pedro Arico Suárez, Boris Polevoy, Henryk Zygalski, Lew Ayres, Ethel Catherwood, and Sœur Emmanuelle. Among people deceased in 1931, Jacques Herbrand ranks 77Before him are Franz Schalk, Buddy Bolden, Eugen Schmidt, Arnold Bennett, Alwin Berger, and Dionysios Kasdaglis. After him are Teresa Claramunt Creus, Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Dmitri Egorov, Lupu Pick, Harald Høffding, and Emil Warburg.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Herbrand ranks 3,145 out of 5,234Before him are Sylvain Wiltord (1974), David Ginola (1967), Robert Jonquet (1925), Claude Dauphin (1903), Willy Sagnol (1977), and Henri Vidal (1919). After him are Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine (890), Raphaël Varane (1993), Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle (1746), Jean-Christophe Grangé (1961), Jean François de Saint-Lambert (1716), and Jean Stablinski (1932).


Among mathematicians born in France, Jacques Herbrand ranks 78Before him are Jacques Ozanam (1640), Jacques Pelletier du Mans (1517), Henri Brocard (1845), Louis Bachelier (1870), Jean Frédéric Frenet (1816), and Charles Julien Brianchon (1783). After him are Joseph Valentin Boussinesq (1842), Serge Lang (1927), Pierre Fatou (1878), Charles Dupin (1784), Jean Leray (1906), and Jean-Baptiste-Charles-Joseph Bélanger (1790).