John Charles Fields

1863 - 1932

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John Charles Fields, FRS, FRSC (May 14, 1863 – August 9, 1932) was a Canadian mathematician and the founder of the Fields Medal for outstanding achievement in mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Charles Fields has received more than 92,257 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. John Charles Fields is the 142nd most popular mathematician (down from 139th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Canada and the most popular Canadian Mathematician.

John Charles Fields was a Canadian mathematician who was most famous for his work in the fields of algebra and number theory. He was the first president of the International Congress of Mathematicians, which was created to promote international cooperation in mathematics.

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Among mathematicians, John Charles Fields ranks 142 out of 828Before him are Andrey Markov, Johannes Trithemius, Robert Aumann, Jost Bürgi, Gabriel Lamé, and James Joseph Sylvester. After him are Étienne Bézout, Michel Rolle, Hermann of Reichenau, Harald Bohr, Jacques Hadamard, and Ernst Zermelo.

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Among people born in 1863, John Charles Fields ranks 29Before him are Wilhelm Marx, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Max Wolf, Albert Calmette, Gaston Doumergue, and Franz Stuck. After him are William Randolph Hearst, Heinrich Rickert, Reinhard Scheer, Essad Pasha Toptani, Leo Baekeland, and Mary Jane Kelly. Among people deceased in 1932, John Charles Fields ranks 19Before him are Errico Malatesta, Ronald Ross, Joseph Babinski, Max Wolf, Edgar Wallace, and Frederick Augustus III of Saxony. After him are André Maginot, Sophia of Prussia, Pavlik Morozov, Franz von Hipper, Pierre De Geyter, and Ferdinand Buisson.

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Among people born in Canada, John Charles Fields ranks 39 out of 1,130Before him are Richard E. Taylor (1929), Bryan Adams (1959), Oscar Peterson (1925), Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), and Pamela Anderson (1967). After him are Howard Shore (1946), Oswald Avery (1877), Robert Mundell (1932), Lois Maxwell (1927), Dan Aykroyd (1952), and Ralph M. Steinman (1943).


Among mathematicians born in Canada, John Charles Fields ranks 1After him are Simon Newcomb (1835), Robert Langlands (1936), Louis Nirenberg (1925), Edward Routh (1831), William Kahan (1933), Cathleen Synge Morawetz (1923), Irving Kaplansky (1917), and Manjul Bhargava (1974).