Robert Recorde

1512 - 1558

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Robert Recorde (c. 1512 – 1558) was a Welsh physician and mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Recorde has received more than 344,423 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Recorde is the 239th most popular mathematician (up from 255th in 2019), the 1,194th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,181st in 2019) and the 27th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Robert Recorde ranks 239 out of 828Before him are Johannes de Sacrobosco, Lloyd Shapley, Stanislaw Ulam, Henri Cartan, George Atwood, and Atle Selberg. After him are Theaetetus, Al-Khazini, Israel Gelfand, Igor Ansoff, Jean-Robert Argand, and Abraham Zacuto.

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Among people born in 1512, Robert Recorde ranks 9Before him are Catherine Parr, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Henry, King of Portugal, Niccolò dell'Abbate, Manco Inca Yupanqui, and Devlet I Giray. After him are Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, Diego Laynez, Prospero Fontana, Sibylle of Cleves, Galeazzo Alessi, and Marcin Kromer. Among people deceased in 1558, Robert Recorde ranks 8Before him are Hurrem Sultan, Mary I of England, Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, Julius Caesar Scaliger, and Clément Janequin. After him are Johannes Bugenhagen, Reginald Pole, Jean Fernel, and Francisco de Sá de Miranda.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Recorde ranks 1,194 out of 6,924Before him are Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), Kate Beckinsale (1973), Frank Oz (1944), Roger Fenton (1819), Thomas Reid (1710), and Sydney Chaplin (1885). After him are Jeremy Clarkson (1960), Eddie Redmayne (1982), Walafrid Strabo (808), Horace Walpole (1717), Jill Ireland (1936), and John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Recorde ranks 27Before him are Colin Maclaurin (1698), Henry Briggs (1561), Thomas Simpson (1710), William Jones (1675), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), and George Atwood (1745). After him are John Graunt (1620), Alan Baker (1939), John Wilkins (1614), William George Horner (1786), Peter Barlow (1776), and George Green (1793).