Lars Ahlfors

1907 - 1996

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Lars Valerian Ahlfors (18 April 1907 – 11 October 1996) was a Finnish mathematician, remembered for his work in the field of Riemann surfaces and his text on complex analysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lars Ahlfors has received more than 131,282 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Lars Ahlfors is the 213th most popular mathematician (down from 201st in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Finland (down from 44th in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Lars Ahlfors ranks 213 out of 828Before him are Giovanni Ceva, Gilles de Roberval, Theodorus of Cyrene, Sam Loyd, Seymour Papert, and Ferdinand Georg Frobenius. After him are Mary Jackson, Paolo Ruffini, Xu Guangqi, Michel Chasles, Henry Briggs, and Thomas Simpson.

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Among people born in 1907, Lars Ahlfors ranks 74Before him are James Meade, Emilie Schindler, Anne Desclos, Helmuth James von Moltke, Alexander R. Todd, and Nicolaus von Below. After him are Altiero Spinelli, Sigvard Bernadotte, Run Run Shaw, John Mauchly, Pierre Mendès France, and Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. Among people deceased in 1996, Lars Ahlfors ranks 61Before him are George Davis Snell, Max Manus, Frida Boccara, Obdulio Varela, Bob Paisley, and Alain Poher. After him are Saul Bass, Toru Takemitsu, Koichi Oita, Piet Hein, Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, and William Vickrey.

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Among people born in Finland, Lars Ahlfors ranks 45 out of 509Before him are Eliel Saarinen (1873), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Mauritz Stiller (1883), Kimi Räikkönen (1979), Armi Kuusela (1934), and Albert Edelfelt (1854). After him are Pentti Linkola (1932), Hugo Simberg (1873), Georg Henrik von Wright (1916), Zachris Topelius (1818), Matti Nykänen (1963), and Ari Vatanen (1952).


Among mathematicians born in Finland, Lars Ahlfors ranks 1After him are Rolf Nevanlinna (1895), Anders Johan Lexell (1740), and Ernst Leonard Lindelöf (1870).