L. E. J. Brouwer

1881 - 1966

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Luitzen Egbertus Jan "Bertus" Brouwer (27 February 1881 – 2 December 1966) was a Dutch mathematician and philosopher who worked in topology, set theory, measure theory and complex analysis. Regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century, he is known as one of the founders of modern topology, particularly for establishing his fixed-point theorem and the topological invariance of dimension. Brouwer also became a major figure in the philosophy of intuitionism, a constructivist school of mathematics which argues that math is a cognitive construct rather than a type of objective truth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of L. E. J. Brouwer has received more than 217,337 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). L. E. J. Brouwer is the 227th most popular mathematician, the 221st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 207th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch Mathematician.

L.E.J. Brouwer was a Dutch mathematician and one of the founders of topology. He is most famous for the Brouwer fixed point theorem, which states that any continuous function from a compact convex set into itself has at least one fixed point.

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Among mathematicians, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 227 out of 1,004Before him are Henry Briggs, Thomas Abbt, Anatoly Fomenko, Maria Reiche, Israel Gelfand, and Pierre Varignon. After him are S. R. Ranganathan, Ahmad ibn Yusuf, Élie Cartan, Piet Hein, Joseph Petzval, and Seymour Papert.

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Among people born in 1881, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 55Before him are Franz Gürtner, Victor Klemperer, Hugo Meisl, P. G. Wodehouse, Paul Cornu, and Eugène Schueller. After him are Vincenzo Lancia, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Vincenzo Peruggia, Cecil B. DeMille, H. H. Kung, and Günther Quandt. Among people deceased in 1966, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 49Before him are Siegfried Kracauer, Erwin Piscator, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Elizabeth Arden, Frank Lentini, and Jisaburō Ozawa. After him are Alexander von Falkenhausen, Evelyn Waugh, Georges Duhamel, Sadao Araki, Demchugdongrub, and Wäinö Aaltonen.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 221 out of 1,646Before him are Willem van Aelst (1627), Johannes Heesters (1903), Anton Geesink (1934), Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), Tjalling Koopmans (1910), and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547). After him are Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576), Tom Gehrels (1925), Dirck van Baburen (1595), Joan Blaeu (1596), Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824), and Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Netherlands

Among mathematicians born in Netherlands, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 3Before him are Willebrord Snellius (1580), and Willem de Sitter (1872). After him are Isaac Beeckman (1588), Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), Gemma Frisius (1508), Thomas Joannes Stieltjes (1856), Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918), Willem 's Gravesande (1688), Auguste Kerckhoffs (1835), Arend Heyting (1898), and Diederik Korteweg (1848).