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Philipp Frank

1884 - 1966

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Philipp Frank (March 20, 1884 – July 21, 1966) was a physicist, mathematician and philosopher of the early-to-mid 20th century. He was a logical positivist, and a member of the Vienna Circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philipp Frank has received more than 53,885 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Philipp Frank is the 355th most popular mathematician (down from 328th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Austria (down from 461st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Philipp Frank ranks 355 out of 823Before him are Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, John G. Thompson, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, Madhava of Sangamagrama, Alain Connes, and Maurice René Fréchet. After him are Sergei Novikov, James Stirling, Paul Émile Appell, Michael Maestlin, Carl Ludwig Siegel, and Pierre Vernier.

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Among people born in 1884, Philipp Frank ranks 81Before him are George Sarton, Rómulo Gallegos, Corrado Gini, Ferdinand von Bredow, Werner Krauss, and Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter. After him are Tanzan Ishibashi, Marcel Granet, Boris Asafyev, Gustave Garrigou, Claude Auchinleck, and Helene Deutsch. Among people deceased in 1966, Philipp Frank ranks 86Before him are Hermann Scherchen, Wieland Wagner, Otto von Knobelsdorff, Venceslau Brás, Väinö Tanner, and J. F. C. Fuller. After him are Homi J. Bhabha, Arthur Percival, Nikolay Cherkasov, Camilo Torres Restrepo, John of Shanghai and San Francisco, and Alfred P. Sloan.

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Among people born in Austria, Philipp Frank ranks 520 out of 1,237Before him are Marietta Blau (1894), Peter Alexander (1926), Hermann Maier (1972), Irmfried Eberl (1910), Ernst Fuchs (1930), and Fred Sinowatz (1929). After him are Shlomo Sand (1946), Hieronymus von Colloredo (1732), Gottfried Helnwein (1948), Max Nettlau (1865), Countess Franziska Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (1813), and Joseph Leopold Eybler (1765).


Among mathematicians born in Austria, Philipp Frank ranks 9Before him are Paul Ehrenfest (1880), Georg von Peuerbach (1423), Emil Artin (1898), Hans Hahn (1879), Georg Alexander Pick (1859), and Karl Menger (1902). After him are Hermann Bondi (1919), Simon von Stampfer (1790), Otto E. Neugebauer (1899), Friedrich Waismann (1896), Walter Rudin (1921), and Hilda Geiringer (1893).