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Nicholas Mercator

1620 - 1687

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Nicholas (Nikolaus) Mercator (c. 1620, Holstein – 1687, Versailles), also known by his German name Kauffmann, was a 17th-century mathematician. He was born in Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and educated at Rostock and Leyden after which he lived from 1642 to 1648 in the Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Mercator has received more than 35,185 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Nicholas Mercator is the 296th most popular mathematician (down from 294th in 2019), the 2,030th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,892nd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular German Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Nicholas Mercator ranks 296 out of 823Before him are Hans Hahn, Jacopo Riccati, Alan Baker, Julius Plücker, Johannes Widmann, and Rudolf Lipschitz. After him are Carl David Tolmé Runge, Vitello, Aristyllus, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Pierre Deligne, and Rudolf E. Kálmán.

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Among people born in 1620, Nicholas Mercator ranks 12Before him are Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, Pierre Puget, Miklós Zrínyi, John Graunt, Jean Picard, and Abraham van Beijeren. After him are Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, François Bernier, Masaniello, Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and John Evelyn. Among people deceased in 1687, Nicholas Mercator ranks 6Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lully, William Petty, Johannes Hevelius, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, and Constantijn Huygens. After him are Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Nell Gwyn, Henry More, Laura Martinozzi, Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, and François de Créquy.

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Among people born in Germany, Nicholas Mercator ranks 2,030 out of 6,142Before him are Charlotte Salomon (1917), Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1839), Hans-Peter Briegel (1955), William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1682), Joseph Gaertner (1732), and Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1763). After him are Albert Leo Schlageter (1894), Carl David Tolmé Runge (1856), Andreas Köpke (1962), Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg (1865), Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (1627), and John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony (1529).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Nicholas Mercator ranks 33Before him are Eduard Heine (1821), Michael Stifel (1487), Andreas Osiander (1498), Gotthold Eisenstein (1823), Adolf Hurwitz (1859), and Julius Plücker (1801). After him are Carl David Tolmé Runge (1856), Wilhelm Ackermann (1896), Edmund Landau (1877), Philipp Ludwig von Seidel (1821), Gerhard Gentzen (1909), and Felix Bernstein (1878).