Kurt Gödel

1906 - 1978

Kurt Gödel

Kurt Friedrich Gödel (; German: [ˈkʊɐ̯t ˈɡøːdl̩] (listen); April 28, 1906 – January 14, 1978) was a logician, mathematician, and analytic philosopher. Considered along with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel had an immense effect upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, and David Hilbert were analyzing the use of logic and set theory to understand the foundations of mathematics pioneered by Georg Cantor. Gödel published his two incompleteness theorems in 1931 when he was 25 years old, one year after finishing his doctorate at the University of Vienna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Gödel has received more than 2,460,456 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 32nd most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Kurt Gödel ranks 32 out of 746Before him are François Viète, Niels Henrik Abel, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Gerolamo Cardano, and Pope Sylvester II. After him are Georg Cantor, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Luca Pacioli, John Napier, Gottlob Frege, and George Boole.

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Among people born in 1906, Kurt Gödel ranks 10Before him are Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Beckett, Puyi, Aristotle Onassis, Luchino Visconti, and Grace Hopper. After him are Albert Hofmann, Henri Charrière, Sergei Korolev, Josephine Baker, Roberto Rossellini, and Maria Goeppert Mayer. Among people deceased in 1978, Kurt Gödel ranks 5Before him are Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, Golda Meir, and Aram Khachaturian. After him are Aldo Moro, Jacques Brel, Adolf Dassler, Giorgio de Chirico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Manne Siegbahn, and Ramón Mercader.

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Among people born in Austria, Kurt Gödel ranks 40 out of 799Before him are Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Charles I of Austria (1887), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Anton Bruckner (1824), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), and Karl Landsteiner (1868). After him are Viktor Frankl (1905), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), and Albert II of Germany (1397).


Among mathematicians born in Austria, Kurt Gödel ranks 1After him are Josef Stefan (1835), Paul Ehrenfest (1880), Georg von Peuerbach (1423), Georg Alexander Pick (null), Emil Artin (1898), Hans Hahn (1879), Karl Menger (1902), Hermann Bondi (1919), Philipp Frank (1884), Otto E. Neugebauer (1899), and Walter Rudin (1921).

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