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 138,752 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Seki Takakazu is the 271st most popular mathematician (down from 225th in 2019), the 494th most popular biography from Japan (down from 346th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Seki Takakazu ranks 271 out of 823Before him are Karen Uhlenbeck, Pavel Alexandrov, René-Louis Baire, Igor Ansoff, Joseph Bertrand, and Tatyana Afanasyeva. After him are Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Emil Artin, Liu Xin, Shiing-Shen Chern, Eugenio Beltrami, and John Wilkins.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1642, Seki Takakazu ranks 11Before him are Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Johann Christoph Bach, Shitao, André Charles Boulle, Louis I, Prince of Monaco, and Ihara Saikaku. After him are Marie Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins, Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Zheng Jing, Anne Hilarion de Tourville, Giovanni Maria Bononcini, and Thomas Shadwell. Among people deceased in 1708, Seki Takakazu ranks 9Before him are Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Prince George of Denmark, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, and Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat. After him are Ludolf Bakhuizen, John Blow, Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, Anne Jules de Noailles, and Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Seki Takakazu ranks 494 out of 6,048Before him are Tokizo Ichihashi (1909), Masanori Tokita (1925), Emperor Takakura (1161), Emperor Hanazono (1297), Minamoto no Yoriie (1182), and Yamamoto Gonnohyōe (1852). After him are Emperor Kazan (967), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Hisao Kami (1941), Hifuyo Uchida (null), Hibari Misora (1937), and Tsutomu Hata (1935).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Japan

Among mathematicians born in Japan, Seki Takakazu ranks 2Before him are Satoshi Nakamoto (1975). After him are Kiyosi Itô (1915), Kunihiko Kodaira (1915), Yutaka Taniyama (1927), Heisuke Hironaka (1931), Goro Shimura (1930), Shigefumi Mori (1951), Mikio Sato (1928), Shinichi Mochizuki (1969), and Christopher Zeeman (1925).