Michel Chasles

1793 - 1880

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Michel Floréal Chasles (French pronunciation: ​[miʃɛl flɔʁeal ʃal]; 15 November 1793 – 18 December 1880) was a French mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Chasles has received more than 92,467 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Michel Chasles is the 217th most popular mathematician (down from 183rd in 2019), the 1,536th most popular biography from France (down from 1,261st in 2019) and the 45th most popular French Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Michel Chasles ranks 217 out of 828Before him are Seymour Papert, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Lars Ahlfors, Mary Jackson, Paolo Ruffini, and Xu Guangqi. After him are Henry Briggs, Thomas Simpson, Menaechmus, Piet Hein, Helge von Koch, and Alfred Korzybski.

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Among people born in 1793, Michel Chasles ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Radama I, Ján Kollár, Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, and Karl Ludwig Hencke. After him are Josef Ressel, Sam Houston, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Thomas Addison, Dost Mohammad Khan, and Tokugawa Ieyoshi. Among people deceased in 1880, Michel Chasles ranks 12Before him are Henryk Wieniawski, William Lassell, Ned Kelly, Emperor Norton, Anselm Feuerbach, and Ole Bull. After him are Oliver Winchester, Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Sunanda Kumariratana, Friedrich Bayer, Arnold Ruge, and Bettino Ricasoli.

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Among people born in France, Michel Chasles ranks 1,536 out of 5,234Before him are Anne Geneviève de Bourbon (1619), Arletty (1898), Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1422), Louise of France (1737), Beatrice of Provence (1229), and Pierre Beauchamp (1631). After him are Antoine Barnave (1761), Didier Pironi (1952), Julien Duvivier (1896), Louis Durey (1888), Bernard of Italy (797), and Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (1572).


Among mathematicians born in France, Michel Chasles ranks 45Before him are Jean Gaston Darboux (1842), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749), Camille Jordan (1838), Édouard Lucas (1842), and Gilles de Roberval (1602). After him are Édouard Roche (1820), Élie Cartan (1869), Henri Cartan (1904), Joseph Bertrand (1822), Émile Picard (1856), and Pierre Varignon (1654).