James Joseph Sylvester

1814 - 1897

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James Joseph Sylvester (3 September 1814 – 15 March 1897) was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory, and combinatorics. He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and as founder of the American Journal of Mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Joseph Sylvester has received more than 206,142 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). James Joseph Sylvester is the 143rd most popular mathematician (down from 141st in 2019), the 747th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 699th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Mathematician.

James Joseph Sylvester was a British mathematician who is most famous for his work in matrix theory and invariant theory.

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Among mathematicians, James Joseph Sylvester ranks 143 out of 823Before him are William Oughtred, Vincenzo Viviani, Robert Aumann, Johannes Trithemius, Arthur Cayley, and Sophus Lie. After him are Felix Hausdorff, Stanislaw Ulam, Aleksandr Lyapunov, Jakob Steiner, Victor D'Hondt, and James Gregory.

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Among people born in 1814, James Joseph Sylvester ranks 13Before him are Adolphe Sax, Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, Henri Nestlé, Hong Xiuquan, and Jenny von Westphalen. After him are Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours, Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies, Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus, Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, and Pierre-Jules Hetzel. Among people deceased in 1897, James Joseph Sylvester ranks 10Before him are Jacob Burckhardt, Alphonse Daudet, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Savitribai Phule, Edward Drinker Cope, and Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. After him are Albert Marth, Jiroemon Kimura, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Sebastian Kneipp, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James Joseph Sylvester ranks 747 out of 7,765Before him are Margaret Rutherford (1892), Harry Kroto (1939), Derek Jacobi (1938), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), and Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430). After him are Chris Rea (1951), Ben Jonson (1572), David J. Thouless (1934), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Boris Karloff (1887), and Lewis Hamilton (1985).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, James Joseph Sylvester ranks 16Before him are Isaac Barrow (1631), Andrew Wiles (1953), Brook Taylor (1685), Robert Grosseteste (1175), William Oughtred (1574), and Arthur Cayley (1821). After him are James Gregory (1638), Colin Maclaurin (1698), Michael Atiyah (1929), Henry Briggs (1561), John Horton Conway (1937), and Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195).