Jean Dieudonné

1906 - 1992

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Jean Alexandre Eugène Dieudonné (French: [djødɔne]; 1 July 1906 – 29 November 1992) was a French mathematician, notable for research in abstract algebra, algebraic geometry, and functional analysis, for close involvement with the Nicolas Bourbaki pseudonymous group and the Éléments de géométrie algébrique project of Alexander Grothendieck, and as a historian of mathematics, particularly in the fields of functional analysis and algebraic topology. His work on the classical groups (the book La Géométrie des groupes classiques was published in 1955), and on formal groups, introducing what now are called Dieudonné modules, had a major effect on those fields. He was born and brought up in Lille, with a formative stay in England where he was introduced to algebra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Dieudonné has received more than 96,296 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Dieudonné is the 312th most popular mathematician (down from 309th in 2019), the 2,171st most popular biography from France (down from 2,007th in 2019) and the 56th most popular French Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Jean Dieudonné ranks 312 out of 828Before him are Pierre François Verhulst, Giambattista Benedetti, Rudolf E. Kálmán, Ivan Vinogradov, Sergei Sobolev, and Kiyosi Itô. After him are Albert Girard, Ostilio Ricci, Raymond Smullyan, Johannes Widmann, Theon of Smyrna, and Eutocius of Ascalon.

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Among people born in 1906, Jean Dieudonné ranks 109Before him are George Sanders, William Joyce, Dita Parlo, Shigemaru Takenokoshi, Junio Valerio Borghese, and José Figueres Ferrer. After him are Pierre Fournier, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Jack Churchill, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Musa Cälil, and Sait Faik Abasıyanık. Among people deceased in 1992, Jean Dieudonné ranks 78Before him are Muhammad Asad, Gavriil Ilizarov, Heinrich Eberbach, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Wang Hongwen, and Stella Adler. After him are Giorgio Perlasca, Isidro Lángara, Deng Yingchao, Marisa Mell, Ajahn Chah, and Néstor Almendros.

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Among people born in France, Jean Dieudonné ranks 2,171 out of 5,234Before him are Philippe Garrel (1948), Jean-Marc Ayrault (1950), Henri Duparc (1848), Jules Perrot (1810), Guillaume Cale (1350), and Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723). After him are Champfleury (1821), Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750), Rudolf Schmundt (1896), Roger Peyrefitte (1907), Jehan Alain (1911), and Charles Frédéric Gerhardt (1816).


Among mathematicians born in France, Jean Dieudonné ranks 56Before him are Émile Picard (1856), Pierre Varignon (1654), Oronce Finé (1494), Antoine Gombaud (1607), Guillaume Postel (1510), and Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant (1797). After him are Albert Girard (1595), Pierre Alphonse Laurent (1813), Maurice René Fréchet (1878), Philippe de La Hire (1640), Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac (1581), and René-Louis Baire (1874).