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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. This position led to the Brouwer–Hilbert controversy, in which Brouwer sparred with his formalist colleague David Hilbert. 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 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). L. E. J. Brouwer is the 227th most popular mathematician (down from 163rd in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 134th 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

Among mathematicians, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 227 out of 823Before him are Nikolay Bogolyubov, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Seymour Papert, Lloyd Shapley, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, and Thomas Abbt. After him are Kazimierz Kuratowski, Anatoly Fomenko, Henri Cartan, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, Giovanni Ceva, and Édouard Roche.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1881, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 57Before him are Victor Klemperer, Giovanni Papini, P. G. Wodehouse, Paul Cornu, Vincenzo Lancia, and Mikhail Larionov. After him are Franz Gürtner, Ulrich von Hassell, Artur Phleps, Max Pechstein, Otozō Yamada, and Muhammad VIII al-Amin. Among people deceased in 1966, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 52Before him are Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Margaret Sanger, Battista Farina, Siegfried Kracauer, and Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern. After him are Edward Gordon Craig, Evelyn Waugh, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Georges Duhamel, Demchugdongrub, and Sadao Araki.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, L. E. J. Brouwer ranks 207 out of 1,427Before him are Johan Jongkind (1819), Joan Blaeu (1596), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), Nicolaes Tulp (1593), and Pieter Lastman (1583). After him are Gaius Julius Civilis (25), Willem Kalf (1619), Theo Jansen (1948), Jan Janszoon (1570), Philips Wouwerman (1619), and Erwin Koeman (1961).

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), Gemma Frisius (1508), Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918), Auguste Kerckhoffs (1835), Willem 's Gravesande (1688), Thomas Joannes Stieltjes (1856), Arend Heyting (1898), and Diederik Korteweg (1848).