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 64,235 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jesse Douglas is the 375th most popular mathematician (down from 305th in 2019), the 3,113th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,205th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Jesse Douglas ranks 375 out of 828Before him are Roger Cotes, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, Goro Shimura, Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow, Jim Simons, and Igor Shafarevich. After him are Lars Hörmander, Sergei Natanovich Bernstein, Thomas Wright, Richard Hamming, James Stirling, and Edward Waring.

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Among people born in 1897, Jesse Douglas ranks 124Before him are John Bagot Glubb, Yuri Kondratyuk, Otto Struve, Valentin Kataev, Bulbul, and Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley. After him are Elisabeth Bergner, Alberto Cavalcanti, Eric Knight, Traicho Kostov, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, and Horace McCoy. Among people deceased in 1965, Jesse Douglas ranks 76Before him are Tito Schipa, Lionel Terray, Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern, Taimur bin Feisal, Odile Defraye, and Roberto Cherro. After him are Fred Quimby, Vittorio Jano, Abraham Fraenkel, Alfredo Guzzoni, Edward R. Murrow, and Shirley Jackson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jesse Douglas ranks 3,113 out of 15,968Before him are Kamala Harris (1964), Kamehameha V (1830), Seymour Cassel (1935), Richard Ford (1944), Ronald Lauder (1944), and A. E. Waite (1857). After him are Kirk Kerkorian (1917), Paul Gleason (1939), Marie Colvin (1956), Warren Weaver (1894), Farley Granger (1925), and Josh Radnor (1974).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Jesse Douglas ranks 18Before him are Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Paul Cohen (1934), John G. Thompson (1932), Raymond Smullyan (1919), John Milnor (1931), and Jim Simons (1938). After him are Richard Hamming (1915), Edward Kasner (1878), Stephen Smale (1930), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), Stephen Cole Kleene (1909), and Richard E. Bellman (1920).