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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 150,327 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Lars Ahlfors is the 201st most popular mathematician (up from 213th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Finland and the most popular Finnish Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Lars Ahlfors ranks 201 out of 823Before him are Laurent Schwartz, Édouard Lucas, Georg von Peuerbach, Abu Nasr Mansur, Constantin Carathéodory, and Piet Hein. After him are Alonzo Church, Paolo Ruffini, Autolycus of Pitane, Theodorus of Cyrene, Willem de Sitter, and S. R. Ranganathan.

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Among people born in 1907, Lars Ahlfors ranks 63Before him are Cesar Romero, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Miklós Rózsa, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Emilie Schindler, and Ray Milland. After him are Mahadevi Varma, Horia Sima, Giovanni Ferrari, James Meade, Helmuth James von Moltke, and Altiero Spinelli. Among people deceased in 1996, Lars Ahlfors ranks 57Before him are Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, María Casares, Rafael Kubelík, Green Boots, Lucio Fulci, and Piet Hein. After him are Alain Poher, Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este, Brigitte Helm, Albert R. Broccoli, Shūsaku Endō, and František Plánička.

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Among people born in Finland, Lars Ahlfors ranks 45 out of 642Before him are Aino Aalto (1894), Eero Saarinen (1910), Tom of Finland (1920), Albert Edelfelt (1854), Hannu Mikkola (1942), and Ari Vatanen (1952). After him are Armi Kuusela (1934), Mauritz Stiller (1883), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Zachris Topelius (1818), Eliel Saarinen (1873), and Hugo Simberg (1873).


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