MATHEMATICIAN

Kunihiko Kodaira

1915 - 1997

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Kunihiko Kodaira (小平 邦彦, Kodaira Kunihiko, Japanese pronunciation: [kodaꜜiɾa kɯɲiꜜçi̥ko], 16 March 1915 – 26 July 1997) was a Japanese mathematician known for distinguished work in algebraic geometry and the theory of complex manifolds, and as the founder of the Japanese school of algebraic geometers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kunihiko Kodaira has received more than 96,586 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Kunihiko Kodaira is the 347th most popular mathematician (down from 294th in 2019), the 685th most popular biography from Japan (down from 512th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Japanese Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Kunihiko Kodaira ranks 347 out of 828Before him are René-Louis Baire, John Milnor, Pietro Cataldi, Robert Langlands, William Sealy Gosset, and Emil Leon Post. After him are Ignazio Danti, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Viggo Brun, Paul Émile Appell, Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, and Grigory Margulis.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1915, Kunihiko Kodaira ranks 95Before him are Piet de Jong, Georgy Sviridov, Tapio Wirkkala, Horst Sindermann, Paul Castellano, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. After him are Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Evgeny Lifshitz, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Richard Hamming, Nguyễn Văn Linh, and Willie Dixon. Among people deceased in 1997, Kunihiko Kodaira ranks 96Before him are Uzi Narkiss, Félix Candela, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Lyman Spitzer, Jean Françaix, and Stanley Schachter. After him are Andrei Sinyavsky, Eugene Stoner, Peng Zhen, Andrés Rodríguez, Jambyn Batmönkh, and Jeff Buckley.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kunihiko Kodaira ranks 685 out of 5,560Before him are Ki no Tsurayuki (866), Hōnen (1133), Katō Takaaki (1860), Fujiwara no Teika (1162), Ukita Hideie (1573), and Shigeru Ban (1957). After him are Emperor En'yū (959), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Seiichi Sakiya (1950), Jiro Taniguchi (1947), Naoki Urasawa (1960), and Keisuke Okada (1868).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Japan

Among mathematicians born in Japan, Kunihiko Kodaira ranks 3Before him are Seki Takakazu (1642) and Kiyosi Itô (1915). After him are Goro Shimura (1930), Yutaka Taniyama (1927), Heisuke Hironaka (1931), Satoshi Nakamoto (1975), Mikio Sato (1928), Shigefumi Mori (1951), and Shinichi Mochizuki (1969).