John G. Kemeny

1926 - 1992

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John George Kemeny (born Kemény János György; May 31, 1926 – December 26, 1992) was a Hungarian-born American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator best known for co-developing the BASIC programming language in 1964 with Thomas E. Kurtz and Mary Kenneth Keller. Kemeny served as the 13th President of Dartmouth College from 1970 to 1981 and pioneered the use of computers in college education. Kemeny chaired the presidential commission that investigated the Three Mile Island accident in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John G. Kemeny has received more than 169,830 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). John G. Kemeny is the 362nd most popular mathematician (down from 359th in 2019), the 254th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 246th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, John G. Kemeny ranks 362 out of 823Before him are Sergei Novikov, James Stirling, Paul Émile Appell, Michael Maestlin, Carl Ludwig Siegel, and Pierre Vernier. After him are Marino Ghetaldi, Philippe de La Hire, Emil Leon Post, Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar, Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, and Jim Simons.

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Among people born in 1926, John G. Kemeny ranks 159Before him are Lou Ottens, Wolfgang Iser, Peter Alexander, Juan José Linz, Alfonso Sastre, and Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen. After him are Muhammad al-Badr, Richard Anderson, Judith Malina, Anne McCaffrey, Mahasweta Devi, and Karel Kosík. Among people deceased in 1992, John G. Kemeny ranks 98Before him are Audre Lorde, Anthony Dawson, Petra Kelly, Tevfik Esenç, Jim Garrison, and Joe Shuster. After him are Néstor Almendros, Paul Henreid, Marisa Mell, Gaston Reiff, Rihei Sano, and Suleiman Frangieh.

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Among people born in Hungary, John G. Kemeny ranks 254 out of 866Before him are Péter Esterházy (1950), Béni Kállay (1839), Maximilian de Angelis (1889), Károly Grósz (1930), Ben Ferencz (1920), and George Friedman (1949). After him are András Hegedüs (1922), Imre Steindl (1839), Ibolya Csák (1915), László Lovász (1948), Sándor Garbai (1879), and Nicolaus Olahus (1493).


Among mathematicians born in Hungary, John G. Kemeny ranks 6Before him are John von Neumann (1903), Paul Erdős (1913), George Pólya (1887), Marcel Grossmann (1878), and Rudolf E. Kálmán (1930). After him are László Lovász (1948), Peter Lax (1926), Paul Halmos (1916), Frigyes Riesz (1880), Dénes Kőnig (1884), and Pál Turán (1910).