Jesse Douglas

1897 - 1965

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Jesse Douglas (3 July 1897 – 7 September 1965) was an American mathematician and Fields Medalist known for his general solution to Plateau's problem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jesse Douglas has received more than 88,691 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jesse Douglas is the 265th most popular mathematician (up from 338th in 2019), the 2,098th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,873rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Jesse Douglas ranks 265 out of 1,004Before him are Andreas Osiander, Hans Hahn, Adolf Hurwitz, Thomas Simpson, Emil Artin, and John Horton Conway. After him are Tatyana Afanasyeva, John Wilkins, Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Carl David Tolmé Runge, Atle Selberg, and Karen Uhlenbeck.

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Among people born in 1897, Jesse Douglas ranks 91Before him are Yuri Kondratyuk, Marcel Petiot, Elijah Muhammad, Maria Valtorta, Arthur Greiser, and Samuel Noah Kramer. After him are Manuel Ávila Camacho, Kurt Gerron, Johann Rattenhuber, Polina Zhemchuzhina, Fredric March, and Bulbul. Among people deceased in 1965, Jesse Douglas ranks 47Before him are Aksel Sandemose, Carl Oberg, Bernard Baruch, Henry A. Wallace, Chen Cheng, and Hayato Ikeda. After him are Georges Gurvitch, Herberts Cukurs, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Taimur bin Feisal, Porfirio Rubirosa, and Carl Værnet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jesse Douglas ranks 2,098 out of 20,380Before him are Jermaine Jackson (1954), Jonathan Frakes (1952), Leo McCarey (1898), Fredric Jameson (1934), Ellen Barkin (1954), and Farley Granger (1925). After him are George Roy Hill (1921), Ornette Coleman (1930), Steve Perry (1949), Bob Kahn (1938), Leroy Anderson (1908), and R. L. Stine (1943).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Jesse Douglas ranks 10Before him are Claude Shannon (1916), Katherine Johnson (1918), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Mary Jackson (1921), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), and Alonzo Church (1903). After him are Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Paul Cohen (1934), Lloyd Shapley (1923), John Milnor (1931), John G. Thompson (1932), and Stephen Smale (1930).