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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, real algebraic geometry, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. Nash and fellow game theorists John Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten were awarded the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Forbes Nash Jr. has received more than 10,245,839 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). John Forbes Nash Jr. is the 15th most popular mathematician, the 55th most popular biography from United States (up from 63rd 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, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 15 out of 823Before him are Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Al-Biruni, Bernhard Riemann, Pierre de Fermat, and Fibonacci. After him are Pierre-Simon Laplace, John von Neumann, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Henri Poincaré, Diophantus, and Jean le Rond d'Alembert.

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Among people born in 1928, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 4Before him are Che Guevara, Andy Warhol, and Stanley Kubrick. After him are Ennio Morricone, Hosni Mubarak, Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, Eduard Shevardnadze, James Watson, Chinghiz Aitmatov, and Serge Gainsbourg. Among people deceased in 2015, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 1After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lee Kuan Yew, Günter Grass, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Christopher Lee, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, Helmut Schmidt, and B.B. King.

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Among people born in United States, John Forbes Nash Jr. ranks 55 out of 18,182Before him are Stanley Kubrick (1928), Richard Nixon (1913), Marlon Brando (1924), Clint Eastwood (1930), Jack London (1876), and Charles Manson (1934). After him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Maria Callas (1923), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), James Stewart (1908), George H. W. Bush (1924), and Robert Frost (1874).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

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