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Paolo Ruffini

1765 - 1822

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Paolo Ruffini (Valentano, 22 September 1765 – Modena, 10 May 1822) was an Italian mathematician and philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paolo Ruffini has received more than 91,837 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Paolo Ruffini is the 203rd most popular mathematician (up from 215th in 2019), the 1,386th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,454th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Italian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Paolo Ruffini ranks 203 out of 823Before him are Georg von Peuerbach, Abu Nasr Mansur, Constantin Carathéodory, Piet Hein, Lars Ahlfors, and Alonzo Church. After him are Autolycus of Pitane, Theodorus of Cyrene, Willem de Sitter, S. R. Ranganathan, Élie Cartan, and Henry Briggs.

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Among people born in 1765, Paolo Ruffini ranks 11Before him are Pyotr Bagration, Jacques MacDonald, Charles Felix of Sardinia, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Karl Ludwig Harding, and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are José María Morelos, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Franz Xaver von Baader, and Pierre Dupont de l'Étang. Among people deceased in 1822, Paolo Ruffini ranks 12Before him are Claude Louis Berthollet, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, and Valentin Haüy. After him are René Just Haüy, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Karl August von Hardenberg, Jean-Robert Argand, Sophie de Condorcet, and Platon Zubov.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Paolo Ruffini ranks 1,386 out of 4,668Before him are Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), Bianca Maria Visconti (1425), Constantius Gallus (325), Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490), Margaret of Cortona (1247), and Caesar Baronius (1538). After him are Andrea Alciato (1492), Veronica Giuliani (1660), Angelo Scola (1941), Battista Farina (1893), Trota of Salerno (1001), and Isabella de' Medici (1542).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Paolo Ruffini ranks 19Before him are Aloysius Lilius (1510), Giambattista della Porta (1535), Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Rafael Bombelli (1526), Vito Volterra (1860), and Scipione del Ferro (1465). After him are Tullio Levi-Civita (1873), Giovanni Ceva (1647), Eugenio Beltrami (1835), Lorenzo Mascheroni (1750), Jacopo Riccati (1676), and Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro (1853).