MATHEMATICIAN

Seki Takakazu

1642 - 1708

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Seki Takakazu (関 孝和, c. March 1642 – December 5, 1708), also known as Seki Kōwa (関 孝和), was a Japanese mathematician and author of the Edo period.Seki laid foundations for the subsequent development of Japanese mathematics, known as wasan. He has been described as "Japan's Newton".He created a new algebraic notation system and, motivated by astronomical computations, did work on infinitesimal calculus and Diophantine equations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seki Takakazu has received more than 119,833 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Seki Takakazu is the 225th most popular mathematician (down from 172nd in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Japan (down from 193rd in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Seki Takakazu ranks 225 out of 828Before him are Thomas Simpson, Menaechmus, Piet Hein, Helge von Koch, Alfred Korzybski, and Maria Reiche. After him are Édouard Roche, William Jones, Leo Perutz, Tullio Levi-Civita, Autolycus of Pitane, and Élie Cartan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1642, Seki Takakazu ranks 9Before him are Andrea Pozzo, Gülnuş Sultan, Johann Christoph Bach, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Shitao, and André Charles Boulle. After him are Ihara Saikaku, Louis I, Prince of Monaco, Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Zheng Jing, and Anne Hilarion de Tourville. Among people deceased in 1708, Seki Takakazu ranks 8Before him are Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Guru Gobind Singh, Prince George of Denmark, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, and Hedvig Sophia of Sweden. After him are Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, John Blow, Ludolf Bakhuizen, Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Anne Jules de Noailles, and Nikolai Spathari.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Seki Takakazu ranks 346 out of 5,560Before him are Sakae Takahashi (null), Kenji Doihara (1883), Emperor Bidatsu (538), Mamoru Shigemitsu (1887), Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855), and Nobuyuki Kato (1920). After him are Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), Ashikaga Yoshiaki (1537), Otoya Yamaguchi (1943), Kenzō Takada (1939), Takashi Mizuno (1931), and Kakuei Tanaka (1918).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Japan

Among mathematicians born in Japan, Seki Takakazu ranks 1After him are Kiyosi Itô (1915), Kunihiko Kodaira (1915), Goro Shimura (1930), Yutaka Taniyama (1927), Heisuke Hironaka (1931), Satoshi Nakamoto (1975), Mikio Sato (1928), Shigefumi Mori (1951), and Shinichi Mochizuki (1969).