Paolo Ruffini

1765 - 1822

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Paolo Ruffini (22 September 1765 – 10 May 1822) was an Italian mathematician and philosopher. By 1788 he had earned university degrees in philosophy, medicine/surgery and mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paolo Ruffini has received more than 82,978 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Paolo Ruffini is the 215th most popular mathematician (down from 212th in 2019), the 1,454th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,345th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Paolo Ruffini ranks 215 out of 828Before him are Theodorus of Cyrene, Sam Loyd, Seymour Papert, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Lars Ahlfors, and Mary Jackson. After him are Xu Guangqi, Michel Chasles, Henry Briggs, Thomas Simpson, Menaechmus, and Piet Hein.

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Among people born in 1765, Paolo Ruffini ranks 12Before him are Emma, Lady Hamilton, Jacques MacDonald, Charles Felix of Sardinia, Karl Ludwig Harding, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are José María Morelos, Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Franz Xaver von Baader, Pierre Dupont de l'Étang, and Eli Whitney. 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 René Just Haüy. After him are Valentin Haüy, Jean-Robert Argand, Karl August von Hardenberg, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, and Edward Daniel Clarke.

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Among people born in Italy, Paolo Ruffini ranks 1,454 out of 4,088Before him are Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Sardinia (1773), Lambert of Italy (880), Mattia Preti (1613), Valentino Mazzola (1919), and Authari (540). After him are Carlo Scarpa (1906), Damiano Damiani (1922), Umberto Tozzi (1952), Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), Publius Cornelius Dolabella (-70), and Claudio Magris (1939).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Paolo Ruffini ranks 20Before him are Scipione del Ferro (1465), Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Aloysius Lilius (1510), Vito Volterra (1860), Rafael Bombelli (1526), and Giovanni Ceva (1647). After him are Tullio Levi-Civita (1873), Jacopo Riccati (1676), Lorenzo Mascheroni (1750), Eugenio Beltrami (1835), Giambattista Benedetti (1530), and Ostilio Ricci (1540).