Nikolai Lobachevsky

1792 - 1856

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Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky (Russian: Никола́й Ива́нович Лобаче́вский, IPA: [nʲikɐˈlaj ɪˈvanəvʲɪtɕ ləbɐˈtɕɛfskʲɪj] (listen); 1 December [O.S. 20 November] 1792 – 24 February [O.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Lobachevsky has received more than 265,951 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Nikolai Lobachevsky is the 56th most popular mathematician (down from 53rd in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Russia (down from 107th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Mathematician.

Nikolai Lobachevsky is most famous for his work in geometry. He is best known for his work on non-Euclidean geometry, which was a revolutionary discovery in the world of mathematics.

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Among mathematicians, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 56 out of 828Before him are Sophie Germain, Brahmagupta, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Simon Stevin, Philolaus, and Ludolph van Ceulen. After him are Marin Mersenne, Karl Weierstrass, Al-Battani, Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Willebrord Snellius, and Zhang Heng.

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Among people born in 1792, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 4Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Pope Pius IX, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. After him are John Herschel, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, William II of the Netherlands, Karl Ernst von Baer, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Johan August Arfwedson. Among people deceased in 1856, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 6Before him are Robert Schumann, Heinrich Heine, Amedeo Avogadro, Adolphe Adam, and Max Stirner. After him are Paul Delaroche, Ivan Paskevich, Ľudovít Štúr, Étienne Cabet, Manuela Sáenz, and 11th Dalai Lama.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 117 out of 2,688Before him are Feodor III of Russia (1661), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Olga of Kiev (890), Mily Balakirev (1837), Vasily Chuikov (1900), and Vladimir Komarov (1927). After him are Alexander Kolchak (1874), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 4Before him are David Hilbert (1862), Georg Cantor (1845), and Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850). After him are Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Christian Goldbach (1690), Alexander Friedmann (1888), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Grigori Perelman (1966), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), Andrey Markov (1856), and Igor Ansoff (1918).