Raymond Smullyan

1919 - 2017

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Raymond Merrill Smullyan (; May 25, 1919 – February 6, 2017) was an American mathematician, magician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist, and philosopher. Born in Far Rockaway, New York, his first career was stage magic. He earned a BSc from the University of Chicago in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Smullyan has received more than 320,342 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Raymond Smullyan is the 372nd most popular mathematician (down from 315th in 2019), the 3,172nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,557th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Raymond Smullyan ranks 372 out of 823Before him are Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar, Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, Jim Simons, David Cox, Yang Hui, and Gemma Frisius. After him are Zhu Shijie, László Lovász, Otto Hesse, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Igor Shafarevich, and Elwin Bruno Christoffel.

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Among people born in 1919, Raymond Smullyan ranks 109Before him are Silva Kaputikyan, Amrita Pritam, Ahmed Abdallah, Anatoly Dobrynin, Edoardo Mangiarotti, and Tomáš Špidlík. After him are Gene Barry, Maurice Hilleman, Amir-Abbas Hoveyda, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Bep Voskuijl, and Julia Robinson. Among people deceased in 2017, Raymond Smullyan ranks 157Before him are Quett Masire, Robert James Waller, Shadia, Joachim Meisner, Seijun Suzuki, and Manuel Sanchís Martínez. After him are Richard Anderson, Mustafa Tlass, William Peter Blatty, Igor Shafarevich, Brunhilde Pomsel, and Predrag Matvejević.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Smullyan ranks 3,172 out of 18,182Before him are Katharine Houghton (1945), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), Marty Friedman (1962), Julian Rotter (1916), Jackie Cooper (1922), and Frank Beard (1949). After him are Howard S. Becker (1928), John Barth (1930), DMX (1970), Abe Vigoda (1921), Elbridge Gerry (1744), and Albert Ghiorso (1915).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Raymond Smullyan ranks 22Before him are Jesse Douglas (1897), Richard Hamming (1915), Stephen Smale (1930), Edward Kasner (1878), John G. Thompson (1932), and Jim Simons (1938). After him are Julia Robinson (1919), Stephen Cole Kleene (1909), Richard E. Bellman (1920), Whitfield Diffie (1944), Mitchell Feigenbaum (1944), and George David Birkhoff (1884).