Samuel Eilenberg

1913 - 1998

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Samuel Eilenberg (September 30, 1913 – January 30, 1998) was a Polish-American mathematician who co-founded category theory (with Saunders Mac Lane) and homological algebra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Eilenberg has received more than 92,493 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Samuel Eilenberg is the 475th most popular mathematician (up from 486th in 2019), the 619th most popular biography from Poland (down from 562nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Polish Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Samuel Eilenberg ranks 475 out of 828Before him are Enrico Betti, Paul Halmos, Julia Robinson, Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov, Agner Krarup Erlang, and Mihailo Petrović. After him are Jacques Pelletier du Mans, Dinostratus, Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Campanus of Novara, Hendrik C. van de Hulst, and Grégoire de Saint-Vincent.

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Among people born in 1913, Samuel Eilenberg ranks 148Before him are Eugene Odum, Lilian Jackson Braun, Salvador Espriu, William P. Rogers, Gisela Mauermayer, and Vicente Calderón. After him are Woody Herman, Jean Nicolas, Gustaaf Deloor, Renato Castellani, Walter Andreas Schwarz, and Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz. Among people deceased in 1998, Samuel Eilenberg ranks 115Before him are Slava Metreveli, Joan Brossa, Joan Hickson, John Chadwick, Yuri Artyukhin, and Gene Autry. After him are Keisuke Kinoshita, Bertil Nordahl, Hide, Julio César Britos, Qian Zhongshu, and Haroun Tazieff.

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Among people born in Poland, Samuel Eilenberg ranks 619 out of 1,231Before him are Joachim Lelewel (1786), Leopold von Wiese (1876), Tadeusz Kutrzeba (1885), Marek Janowski (1939), Ryszard Kukliński (1930), and Joseph Serchuk (1919). After him are Józef Maria Bocheński (1902), Max Abraham (1875), Paul Löbe (1875), Leo White (1882), Franciszek Pieczka (1928), and Wincenty Witos (1874).


Among mathematicians born in Poland, Samuel Eilenberg ranks 22Before him are Richard Courant (1888), Emil Leon Post (1897), Klaus Roth (1925), Michael O. Rabin (1931), Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865), and Martin Kutta (1867). After him are Lazarus Fuchs (1833), Henryk Zygalski (1908), Karol Borsuk (1905), Abraham Robinson (1918), Moritz Pasch (1843), and Jan Śniadecki (1756).