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James Stirling

1692 - 1770

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James Stirling (11 May O.S. 1692, Garden, Stirlingshire – 5 December 1770, Edinburgh) was a Scottish mathematician. He was nicknamed "The Venetian". The Stirling numbers, Stirling permutations, and Stirling's approximation are named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Stirling has received more than 14,749 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. James Stirling is the 357th most popular mathematician (up from 380th in 2019), the 1,835th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,871st in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, James Stirling ranks 357 out of 823Before him are Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, Madhava of Sangamagrama, Alain Connes, Maurice René Fréchet, Philipp Frank, and Sergei Novikov. After him are Paul Émile Appell, Michael Maestlin, Carl Ludwig Siegel, Pierre Vernier, John G. Kemeny, and Marino Ghetaldi.

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Among people born in 1692, James Stirling ranks 8Before him are Elisabeth Farnese, Pieter van Musschenbroek, Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Adrienne Lecouvreur, and Frederick William, Duke of Courland. After him are Joseph Butler, Alessandro Albani, Louisa Maria Stuart, Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, and Dolly Pentreath. Among people deceased in 1770, James Stirling ranks 11Before him are Thomas Chatterton, Suzuki Harunobu, Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Jean-Antoine Nollet, and George Whitefield. After him are George Grenville, Francesco Araja, Charles Avison, and Georg Dionysius Ehret.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Stirling ranks 1,835 out of 7,765Before him are Kathleen Ferrier (1912), Alan Wilder (1959), Michael Sheen (1969), Limahl (1958), Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset (1499), and Malcolm Arnold (1921). After him are Charles Joughin (1878), Anne Lister (1791), Jimmy Somerville (1961), Raymond Williams (1921), Arthur Percival (1887), and Arthur Phillip (1738).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, James Stirling ranks 37Before him are Alan Baker (1939), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), George Green (1793), Edward Waring (1736), and William Sealy Gosset (1876). After him are David Cox (1924), Ernest William Brown (1866), Thomas Wright (1711), John Hadley (1682), Thomas Bradwardine (1300), and Roger Cotes (1682).