Richard K. Guy

1916 - 2020

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Richard Kenneth Guy (30 September 1916 – 9 March 2020) was a British mathematician. He was a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Calgary. He is known for his work in number theory, geometry, recreational mathematics, combinatorics, and graph theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard K. Guy has received more than 171,071 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Richard K. Guy is the 511th most popular mathematician (up from 695th in 2019), the 2,395th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,503rd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Richard K. Guy ranks 511 out of 828Before him are Hypsicles, Jean Frédéric Frenet, Charles Julien Brianchon, Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana, Kurt Hensel, and Eric Temple Bell. After him are Lazarus Fuchs, Max August Zorn, Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier, John Tate, Jai Singh II, and Ian Stewart.

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Among people born in 1916, Richard K. Guy ranks 133Before him are Jacques Georges, Jack Arnold, Hidetoki Takahashi, Svend Asmussen, Carlo Rustichelli, and Lou Thesz. After him are Penelope Fitzgerald, Sangoulé Lamizana, Dom Mintoff, Anna Yegorova, Bismillah Khan, and Robert H. Dicke. Among people deceased in 2020, Richard K. Guy ranks 330Before him are Hans Cieslarczyk, Regis Philbin, Willi Holdorf, Ivan Passer, Detto Mariano, and Hossein Sheikholeslam. After him are Sadiq al-Mahdi, Justus Dahinden, Ashley Cooper, Walid Muallem, Annie Cordy, and Charles Wuorinen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard K. Guy ranks 2,395 out of 6,924Before him are Cyril Jackson (1903), Dionysios Kasdaglis (1872), Storm Thorgerson (1944), Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway (1261), Eric Temple Bell (1883), and Marina Sirtis (1955). After him are Charles Cameron (1746), Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678), Penelope Fitzgerald (1916), Steve Jones (1955), Rachel Ward (1957), and Rosemary Sutcliff (1920).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Richard K. Guy ranks 52Before him are Edward Arthur Milne (1896), Egon Pearson (1895), Edmund Gunter (1581), Joseph Raphson (1648), David Mumford (1937), and Eric Temple Bell (1883). After him are Ian Stewart (1945), David Gregory (1659), Francis Hauksbee (1660), John Cairncross (1913), Thomas Digges (1546), and Harold Jeffreys (1891).