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Nikolai Luzin

1883 - 1950

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Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzin (also spelled Lusin; Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Лу́зин, IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈluzʲɪn] (listen); 9 December 1883 – 28 January 1950) was a Soviet/Russian mathematician known for his work in descriptive set theory and aspects of mathematical analysis with strong connections to point-set topology. He was the eponym of Luzitania, a loose group of young Moscow mathematicians of the first half of the 1920s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Luzin has received more than 121,619 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Nikolai Luzin is the 388th most popular mathematician (up from 413th in 2019), the 938th most popular biography from Russia (down from 891st in 2019) and the 24th most popular Russian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Nikolai Luzin ranks 388 out of 823Before him are Christian Kramp, Cato Maximilian Guldberg, Abraham Fraenkel, Alfred Clebsch, Julia Robinson, and Guido Fubini. After him are Rolf Nevanlinna, Pierre Wantzel, Albert Girard, Abū Ja'far al-Khāzin, Jacques Tits, and Alfred J. Lotka.

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Among people born in 1883, Nikolai Luzin ranks 117Before him are Sergey Belyavsky, Prince Arthur of Connaught, Louis Lavelle, Richard Ruoff, Rudolf Spielmann, and Diego Martínez Barrio. After him are Cho Man-sik, Max Fleischer, Ikki Kita, Naoya Shiga, Olga Kameneva, and Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. Among people deceased in 1950, Nikolai Luzin ranks 81Before him are Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Shigenori Tōgō, Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Edgar Lee Masters, Yi Kwang-su, and Arturo Alessandri. After him are Harold Laski, Alma Karlin, Al Jolson, John C. Woods, Raymond Sommer, and Ernst Wiechert.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Luzin ranks 938 out of 3,262Before him are Alfred Clebsch (1833), Anastasiya Vertinskaya (1944), Tini Beg (1341), Mikhail Katukov (1900), Duchess Sophie of Prussia (1582), and Irina Shayk (1986). After him are Emil Wiechert (1861), Pavel Pestel (1793), Boris Shakhlin (1932), Boris Volynov (1934), Nikolai Korotkov (1874), and Lazar Berman (1930).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Nikolai Luzin ranks 24Before him are Lev Pontryagin (1908), Sergei Sobolev (1908), Sergei Novikov (1938), Otto Hesse (1811), Ivan Vinogradov (1891), and Alfred Clebsch (1833). After him are Grigory Margulis (1946), Yakov Sinai (1935), Vladimir Smirnov (1887), Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov (1906), Kurt Hensel (1861), and Stanisław Leśniewski (1886).