Leonid Kantorovich

1912 - 1986

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Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich (Russian: Леонид Витальевич Канторович, IPA: [lʲɪɐˈnʲit vʲɪˈtalʲjɪvʲɪtɕ kəntɐˈrovʲɪtɕ] ; 19 January 1912 – 7 April 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the founder of linear programming. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Kantorovich has received more than 324,675 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Leonid Kantorovich is the 118th most popular mathematician, the 239th most popular biography from Russia (up from 252nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Mathematician.

Leonid Kantorovich is most famous for his contributions to linear programming and optimal resource allocation.

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Over the past year Leonid Kantorovich has had the most page views in the with 47,018 views, followed by English (45,453), and Spanish (5,143). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kirghiz (98.43%), Yoruba (95.37%), and Latin (94.44%)


Among mathematicians, Leonid Kantorovich ranks 118 out of 1,004Before him are János Bolyai, John Couch Adams, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Hippocrates of Chios, Meton of Athens, and Theon of Alexandria. After him are Josef Stefan, Nicomachus, Alexis Clairaut, Christopher Clavius, Zu Chongzhi, and Hermann Weyl.

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Among people born in 1912, Leonid Kantorovich ranks 33Before him are James Callaghan, Konrad Emil Bloch, Lawrence Durrell, Karl Malden, Edward Mills Purcell, and Juan Pujol García. After him are Maria Mandl, Alois Brunner, Isser Harel, Pierre Boulle, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Glenn T. Seaborg. Among people deceased in 1986, Leonid Kantorovich ranks 30Before him are Fritz Albert Lipmann, Erich Koch, Samora Machel, Alva Myrdal, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Stanley Rous. After him are Georges Dumézil, Chiune Sugihara, Benny Goodman, Lê Duẩn, L. Ron Hubbard, and Otto Preminger.

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Among people born in Russia, Leonid Kantorovich ranks 239 out of 3,761Before him are Ilya Frank (1908), Daniel of Moscow (1261), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Ivan Krylov (1769). After him are Dmitri Ivanovsky (1864), Boris Nemtsov (1959), Pitirim Sorokin (1889), Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839), Arthur Adamov (1908), and Viktor Zubkov (1941).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Leonid Kantorovich ranks 9Before him are Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Alexander Friedmann (1888), Grigori Perelman (1966), and Christian Goldbach (1690). After him are Andrey Markov (1856), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (1943), Lev Pontryagin (1908), and Pavel Alexandrov (1896).