Ludolph van Ceulen

1540 - 1610

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Ludolph van Ceulen (German: [fan ˈkɔʏlən], Dutch: [vɑŋˈkøːlə(n)]; 28 January 1540 – 31 December 1610) was a German-Dutch mathematician from Hildesheim. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludolph van Ceulen has received more than 60,887 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Ludolph van Ceulen is the 55th most popular mathematician (down from 45th in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 208th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Mathematician.

Ludolph van Ceulen is most famous for calculating the value of Pi to over 31 digits.

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Among mathematicians, Ludolph van Ceulen ranks 55 out of 828Before him are Norbert Wiener, Sophie Germain, Brahmagupta, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Simon Stevin, and Philolaus. After him are Nikolai Lobachevsky, Marin Mersenne, Karl Weierstrass, Al-Battani, Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, and Willebrord Snellius.

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Among people born in 1540, Ludolph van Ceulen ranks 3Before him are Francis Drake and François Viète. After him are Charles II, Archduke of Austria, John Sigismund Zápolya, Joseph Justus Scaliger, Maharana Pratap, Magnus, Duke of Holstein, Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, Gasparo da Salò, José de Acosta, and Won Gyun. Among people deceased in 1610, Ludolph van Ceulen ranks 4Before him are Caravaggio, Henry IV of France, and Matteo Ricci. After him are François Ravaillac, Adam Elsheimer, Honda Tadakatsu, False Dmitry II, Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, Catherine Vasa of Sweden, Hasegawa Tōhaku, and Anthony Jenkinson.

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Among people born in Germany, Ludolph van Ceulen ranks 272 out of 5,289Before him are Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), and Carl Zeiss (1816). After him are Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Max Stirner (1806), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), and Michael Wittmann (1914).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Ludolph van Ceulen ranks 7Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Gottlob Frege (1848), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), and Emmy Noether (1882). After him are Karl Weierstrass (1815), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Richard Dedekind (1831), Regiomontanus (1436), and Felix Klein (1849).