Jean Gaston Darboux

1842 - 1917

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Jean-Gaston Darboux FAS MIF FRS FRSE (14 August 1842 – 23 February 1917) was a French mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Gaston Darboux has received more than 66,751 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jean Gaston Darboux is the 182nd most popular mathematician (down from 170th in 2019), the 1,310th most popular biography from France (down from 1,192nd in 2019) and the 39th most popular French Mathematician.

Jean Gaston Darboux is most famous for his work on differential geometry. He is credited with the invention of the Darboux integral and the Darboux theorem.

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Among mathematicians, Jean Gaston Darboux ranks 182 out of 828Before him are René Thom, Vladimir Arnold, Nicomachus, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Antoine Augustin Cournot, and Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After him are Richard von Mises, Laurent Schwartz, Paul Guldin, Jakob Steiner, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, and Constantin Carathéodory.

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Among people born in 1842, Jean Gaston Darboux ranks 25Before him are Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Sophus Lie, Carl von Linde, Vasily Vereshchagin, Okita Sōji, and Giovanni Boldini. After him are Giovanni Giolitti, Johannes Zukertort, Édouard Lucas, James Dewar, Gaston, Count of Eu, and Alphonse Borrelly. Among people deceased in 1917, Jean Gaston Darboux ranks 22Before him are Emil Theodor Kocher, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Ludwig Minkus, Radomir Putnik, Liliʻuokalani, and Léon Bloy. After him are Adolph Wagner, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Ranavalona III, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, and Hugo Simberg.

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Among people born in France, Jean Gaston Darboux ranks 1,310 out of 5,234Before him are Alain de Lille (1117), Isabella of Bourbon (1437), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Mylène Demongeot (1935), Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), and Maine de Biran (1766). After him are Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (1692), Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (1435), Arnulf of Metz (582), William I, Duke of Aquitaine (875), Louis III of Anjou (1403), and Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (1012).


Among mathematicians born in France, Jean Gaston Darboux ranks 39Before him are Pierre Bouguer (1698), Étienne-Louis Malus (1775), André Weil (1906), Jean-Pierre Serre (1926), René Thom (1923), and Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801). After him are Laurent Schwartz (1915), Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749), Camille Jordan (1838), Édouard Lucas (1842), Gilles de Roberval (1602), and Michel Chasles (1793).