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. He described his work in his own words shortly before his death as being on "... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard von Mises has received more than 193,484 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Richard von Mises is the 183rd most popular mathematician (up from 192nd in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 141st in 2019) and the 3rd 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 183 out of 828Before him are Vladimir Arnold, Nicomachus, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, and Jean Gaston Darboux. After him are Laurent Schwartz, Paul Guldin, Jakob Steiner, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Constantin Carathéodory, and Al-Karaji.

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Among people born in 1883, Richard von Mises ranks 54Before him are Erich Heckel, Joseph Pilates, Marie Laurencin, William Carlos Williams, Zaifeng, Prince Chun, and Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia. After him are Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Ida Rubinstein, Alexandros Papagos, Bernhard Rust, Karl von Terzaghi, and Mauritz Stiller. Among people deceased in 1953, Richard von Mises ranks 30Before him are Alice Prin, Ernst Zermelo, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Ludwig Prandtl, Dylan Thomas, and Vera Mukhina. After him are Hugo Schmeisser, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Lionel Logue, Tazio Nuvolari, Nobuyuki Abe, and Hans Reichenbach.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Richard von Mises ranks 142 out of 913Before him are Boris Savinkov (1879), Anastasia of Kiev (1023), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), Władysław Tarnowski (1836), Alfred Redl (1864), and Serge Lifar (1904). After him are Ida Rubinstein (1883), Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873), Borys Paton (1918), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Valentin Glushko (1908), and Vladimir Korolenko (1853).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Richard von Mises ranks 3Before him are Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801) and Vladimir Arnold (1937). After him are Jan Łukasiewicz (1878), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), Israel Gelfand (1913), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), Anatoly Fomenko (1945), Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804), Alfred J. Lotka (1880), Igor Shafarevich (1923), and Sergei Natanovich Bernstein (1880).