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Richard von Mises

1883 - 1953

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Richard Edler von Mises (German: [fɔn ˈmiːzəs]; 19 April 1883 – 14 July 1953) was an Austrian scientist and mathematician who worked on solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, aeronautics, statistics and probability theory. He held the position of Gordon McKay Professor of Aerodynamics and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard von Mises has received more than 244,081 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Richard von Mises is the 194th most popular mathematician (down from 183rd in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Ukrainian Mathematician.

Richard von Mises was a mathematician and economist who is most famous for his work in probability theory.

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Among mathematicians, Richard von Mises ranks 194 out of 823Before him are Scipione del Ferro, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Callippus, Marcel Grossmann, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, and Jan Łukasiewicz. After him are Laurent Schwartz, Édouard Lucas, Georg von Peuerbach, Abu Nasr Mansur, Constantin Carathéodory, and Piet Hein.

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Among people born in 1883, Richard von Mises ranks 60Before him are Alexandros Papagos, José Clemente Orozco, Erich Heckel, Kenji Doihara, Ivan Meštrović, and Nikolay Krestinsky. After him are Bernhard Rust, Prince Konrad of Bavaria, Mauritz Stiller, Gusztáv Jány, Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, and Fritz Gerlich. Among people deceased in 1953, Richard von Mises ranks 31Before him are Alice Prin, Ernst Zermelo, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Hans Reichenbach, Dylan Thomas, and Ludwig Prandtl. After him are Nikolay Zelinsky, Vera Mukhina, Tazio Nuvolari, Hank Williams, Moïse Kisling, and Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Richard von Mises ranks 162 out of 1,083Before him are Ewelina Hańska (1805), Jacob Frank (1726), Georgy Pyatakov (1890), Shvarn (1230), Grigory Kulik (1890), and Jan Łukasiewicz (1878). After him are Semion Mogilevich (1946), Louis B. Mayer (1884), Leonid Kogan (1924), Pavel Batitsky (1910), Valentina Matviyenko (1949), and Sergey Gorshkov (1910).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Richard von Mises ranks 5Before him are Stanislaw Ulam (1909), Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801), Vladimir Arnold (1937), and Jan Łukasiewicz (1878). After him are Anatoly Fomenko (1945), Israel Gelfand (1913), Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), Igor Shafarevich (1923), Alfred J. Lotka (1880), and Georgy Voronoy (1868).