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 73,348 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Jesse Douglas is the 338th most popular mathematician (up from 375th in 2019), the 2,880th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,112th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Jesse Douglas ranks 338 out of 823Before him are Richard Courant, George Green, Gerhard Gentzen, Abraham Wald, Edward Waring, and Felix Bernstein. After him are Pietro Cataldi, Richard Hamming, Paul Lévy, William Sealy Gosset, Thomas Fincke, and Stephen Smale.

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Among people born in 1897, Jesse Douglas ranks 114Before him are Nisargadatta Maharaj, Vaso Čubrilović, Fazlollah Zahedi, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Edmund Heines, and Nima Yooshij. After him are Valentin Kataev, Bulbul, J. P. Guilford, Peter Högl, Wilfred Bion, and Georgy Shpagin. Among people deceased in 1965, Jesse Douglas ranks 68Before him are William Heard Kilpatrick, Taimur bin Feisal, Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern, Leopold Figl, José Mendes Cabeçadas, and Wilhelm Worringer. After him are Lionel Terray, Bertil Lindblad, Corrado Gini, Princess Pauline of Württemberg, Kōdō Sawaki, and Louis Harold Gray.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jesse Douglas ranks 2,880 out of 18,182Before him are Walter De Maria (1935), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), Ed Sullivan (1901), John Havlicek (1940), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), and Stanley Schachter (1922). After him are KRS-One (1965), Richard Ford (1944), Bobby Riggs (1918), Marc Jacobs (1963), Coretta Scott King (1927), and Ralph Craig (1889).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Jesse Douglas ranks 16Before him are Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), Paul Cohen (1934), and John Milnor (1931). After him are Richard Hamming (1915), Stephen Smale (1930), Edward Kasner (1878), John G. Thompson (1932), Jim Simons (1938), and Raymond Smullyan (1919).