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John Forbes Nash Jr.

1928 - 2015

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John Forbes Nash Jr. (June 13, 1928 – May 23, 2015) was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Forbes Nash Jr. has received more than 9,527,326 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). John Forbes Nash Jr. is the 15th most popular mathematician (up from 16th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from United States (down from 56th in 2019) and the most popular American Mathematician.

John Forbes Nash Jr. is most famous for his contributions to game theory and differential geometry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 15 out of 828Before him are Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci, Bernhard Riemann, and Al-Biruni. After him are Pierre-Simon Laplace, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Joseph Fourier, John von Neumann, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, and Hero of Alexandria.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1928, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 6Before him are Che Guevara, Ennio Morricone, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, and Hosni Mubarak. After him are Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Philip K. Dick, and Chinghiz Aitmatov. Among people deceased in 2015, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 1After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lee Kuan Yew, Günter Grass, Christopher Lee, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, and Anita Ekberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 63 out of 15,968Before him are Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), Abraham Maslow (1908), Robert Frost (1874), John D. Rockefeller (1839), and George W. Bush (1946). After him are Harry S. Truman (1884), Judy Garland (1922), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Al Gore (1948), Toni Morrison (1931), and Noam Chomsky (1928).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 1After him are Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Norbert Wiener (1894), Claude Shannon (1916), Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Alonzo Church (1903), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Sam Loyd (1841), Mary Jackson (1921), Lloyd Shapley (1923), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942).