John von Neumann

1903 - 1957

John von Neumann

John von Neumann (; Hungarian: Neumann János Lajos, pronounced [ˈnɒjmɒn ˈjaːnoʃ ˈlɒjoʃ]; December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John von Neumann has received more than 4,749,076 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, John von Neumann ranks 23 out of 746Before him are Joseph Fourier, Henri Poincaré, Évariste Galois, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, and David Hilbert. After him are Hero of Alexandria, Diophantus, François Viète, Niels Henrik Abel, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and Augustin-Louis Cauchy.

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Among people born in 1903, John von Neumann ranks 2Before him is George Orwell. After him are Konrad Lorenz, Theodor W. Adorno, Georges Simenon, Aram Khachaturian, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Habib Bourguiba, Marguerite Yourcenar, and C. F. Powell. Among people deceased in 1957, John von Neumann ranks 3Before him are Jean Sibelius and Friedrich Paulus. After him are Christian Dior, Miklós Horthy, Diego Rivera, Humphrey Bogart, Nikos Kazantzakis, Johannes Stark, Wilhelm Reich, Constantin Brâncuși, and Oliver Hardy.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, John von Neumann ranks 10 out of 500Before him are George Soros (1930), Martin of Tours (316), Ferenc Puskás (1927), Odoacer (433), Theodor Herzl (1860), and Harry Houdini (1874). After him are Stephen I of Hungary (975), Miklós Horthy (1868), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Imre Nagy (1896), Gaiseric (389), and Imre Kertész (1929).


Among mathematicians born in Hungary, John von Neumann ranks 1After him are Paul Erdős (1913), George Pólya (1887), Joseph Petzval (1807), Marcel Grossmann (1878), Rudolf E. Kálmán (1930), John G. Kemeny (1926), Frigyes Riesz (1880), Peter Lax (1926), Paul Halmos (1916), Alfréd Rényi (1921), and Dénes Kőnig (1884).

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