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Sam Loyd

1841 - 1911

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Samuel Loyd (January 30, 1841 – April 10, 1911), was an American chess player, chess composer, puzzle author, and recreational mathematician. Loyd was born in Philadelphia but raised in New York City. As a chess composer, he authored a number of chess problems, often with interesting themes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Loyd has received more than 123,181 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Loyd is the 262nd most popular mathematician (down from 210th in 2019), the 2,172nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,603rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Sam Loyd ranks 262 out of 823Before him are Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, Antoine Gombaud, Abraham Zacuto, Abraham bar Hiyya, Jean-Robert Argand, and Eugène Charles Catalan. After him are Gotthold Eisenstein, Helge von Koch, Karen Uhlenbeck, Pavel Alexandrov, René-Louis Baire, and Igor Ansoff.

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Among people born in 1841, Sam Loyd ranks 28Before him are Ahmed ‘Urabi, Clément Ader, Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta, Louis Le Prince, Julius von Payer, and Annie Chapman. After him are Eliza Orzeszkowa, Hermann Carl Vogel, Ybyrai Altynsarin, Otto von Gierke, Wilfrid Laurier, and Joseph Henry Blackburne. Among people deceased in 1911, Sam Loyd ranks 26Before him are Joseph Bell, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Johan Svendsen, Jack Daniel, Jules Brunet, and Williamina Fleming. After him are George Johnstone Stoney, Jozef Israëls, Sister Nivedita, Alexandre Guilmant, Joseph Dalton Hooker, and Christian Bohr.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Loyd ranks 2,172 out of 18,182Before him are Maxwell Perkins (1884), Jeff Kinney (1971), Paul P. Harris (1868), Pat Martino (1944), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), and Nina Hartley (1959). After him are Jack Warden (1920), Robert Smithson (1938), Fred Willard (1939), Whitey Bulger (1929), Alyssa Milano (1972), and Tony Lip (1930).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Sam Loyd ranks 11Before him are Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Mary Jackson (1921), Alonzo Church (1903), and Lloyd Shapley (1923). After him are Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), Paul Cohen (1934), John Milnor (1931), Jesse Douglas (1897), and Richard Hamming (1915).