Maurice René Fréchet

1878 - 1973

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Maurice René Fréchet (French: [mɔʁis ʁəne fʁeʃɛ, moʁ-]; 2 September 1878 – 4 June 1973) was a French mathematician. He made major contributions to the topology of point sets and introduced the entire concept of metric spaces. He also made several important contributions to the field of statistics and probability, as well as calculus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice René Fréchet has received more than 106,252 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Maurice René Fréchet is the 333rd most popular mathematician (up from 363rd in 2019), the 2,324th most popular biography from France (down from 2,229th in 2019) and the 59th most popular French Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Maurice René Fréchet ranks 333 out of 828Before him are Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Philipp Frank, Pierre Alphonse Laurent, Alfred J. Lotka, Enrico Bombieri, and Karl Menger. After him are Vergilius of Salzburg, Philippe de La Hire, Sergei Novikov, George Green, Otto Hesse, and Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac.

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Among people born in 1878, Maurice René Fréchet ranks 73Before him are José Miaja, Felix Bernstein, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Paul Hazard, Zabel Yesayan, and Walter Heitz. After him are Kurt Goldstein, Alfréd Hajós, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Glenn Curtiss, Ernest King, and C. Rajagopalachari. Among people deceased in 1973, Maurice René Fréchet ranks 92Before him are Hans Globke, Jarno Saarinen, Noël Coward, Clas Thunberg, Marthe Bibesco, and Betty Grable. After him are Fuad Chehab, Paul van Zeeland, Âşık Veysel, Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Vilhelm Moberg, and Walter Krüger.

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Among people born in France, Maurice René Fréchet ranks 2,324 out of 5,234Before him are Carle Vernet (1758), Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1784), Michel Petrucciani (1962), Philippe Honoré (1941), Abraham Duquesne (1610), and Camille Chautemps (1885). After him are Benedict Joseph Labre (1748), Alain Ducasse (1956), Walter of Châtillon (1135), Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse (1732), Brigitte Fossey (1946), and Albert Kahn (1860).


Among mathematicians born in France, Maurice René Fréchet ranks 59Before him are Antoine Gombaud (1607), Guillaume Postel (1510), Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant (1797), Jean Dieudonné (1906), Albert Girard (1595), and Pierre Alphonse Laurent (1813). After him are Philippe de La Hire (1640), Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac (1581), René-Louis Baire (1874), Paul Émile Appell (1855), Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde (1735), and Paul Lévy (1886).