Karl Menger

1902 - 1985

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Karl Menger (January 13, 1902 – October 5, 1985) was an Austrian-American mathematician. He was the son of the economist Carl Menger. He is credited with Menger's theorem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Menger has received more than 104,050 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Karl Menger is the 332nd most popular mathematician (up from 345th in 2019), the 470th most popular biography from Austria (down from 421st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Karl Menger ranks 332 out of 828Before him are Yang Hui, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Philipp Frank, Pierre Alphonse Laurent, Alfred J. Lotka, and Enrico Bombieri. After him are Maurice René Fréchet, Vergilius of Salzburg, Philippe de La Hire, Sergei Novikov, George Green, and Otto Hesse.

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Among people born in 1902, Karl Menger ranks 113Before him are Riccardo Morandi, Léon M'ba, Abraham Wald, Peregrino Anselmo, Giuseppe Pella, and Charan Singh. After him are Fuad Chehab, Princess Françoise of Orléans, Alexander Mach, Toyen, Albert Anastasia, and Ryu Gwansun. Among people deceased in 1985, Karl Menger ranks 71Before him are Michael Redgrave, Fred Uhlman, Heinz Hoffmann, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Taizo Kawamoto, and Eugene Ormandy. After him are Georgia Hale, Tapio Wirkkala, Alfredo Foni, Paul Castellano, Matti Järvinen, and Anton Karas.

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Among people born in Austria, Karl Menger ranks 470 out of 1,075Before him are Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria (1917), Johann Strauss III (1866), Joseph Mohr (1792), Johannes Mario Simmel (1924), Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1735), and Joseph Anton Koch (1768). After him are Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria (1868), Erich Fried (1921), Karl Schäfer (1909), Paul Neumann (1875), Johann Nestroy (1801), and Ernst Marischka (1893).


Among mathematicians born in Austria, Karl Menger ranks 9Before him are Paul Ehrenfest (1880), Georg von Peuerbach (1423), Emil Artin (1898), Georg Alexander Pick (1859), Hans Hahn (1879), and Philipp Frank (1884). After him are Hermann Bondi (1919), Otto E. Neugebauer (1899), Friedrich Waismann (1896), Walter Rudin (1921), and Helena Rasiowa (1917).