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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 336,752 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Nikolai Lobachevsky is the 54th most popular mathematician (up from 56th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Russia (down from 117th 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 54 out of 823Before him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Norbert Wiener, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Philolaus, Karl Weierstrass, and Sofia Kovalevskaya. After him are Gaspard Monge, Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Abraham de Moivre, Brahmagupta, Al-Battani, and Marin Mersenne.

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Among people born in 1792, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 5Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Pope Pius IX, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis. After him are William II of the Netherlands, John Herschel, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Karl Ernst von Baer, Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. Among people deceased in 1856, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 5Before him are Robert Schumann, Heinrich Heine, Amedeo Avogadro, and Max Stirner. After him are Adolphe Adam, Paul Delaroche, Ivan Paskevich, Ľudovít Štúr, Étienne Cabet, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, and Manuela Sáenz.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Lobachevsky ranks 126 out of 3,262Before him are Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Feodor II of Russia (1589), Boris Spassky (1937), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), and Olga of Kiev (890). After him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Rykov (1881), and Alexander Kolchak (1874).


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), Alexander Friedmann (1888), Christian Goldbach (1690), Grigori Perelman (1966), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Andrey Markov (1856), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), and Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909).