Seymour Papert

1928 - 2016

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Seymour Aubrey Papert (; 29 February 1928 – 31 July 2016) was a South African-born American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator, who spent most of his career teaching and researching at MIT. He was one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, and of the constructionist movement in education. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seymour Papert has received more than 440,113 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Seymour Papert is the 221st most popular mathematician (down from 211th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Seymour Papert ranks 221 out of 823Before him are Hugo Steinhaus, Menaechmus, John Charles Fields, Gilles de Roberval, Nikolay Bogolyubov, and Ferdinand Georg Frobenius. After him are Lloyd Shapley, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Thomas Abbt, L. E. J. Brouwer, Kazimierz Kuratowski, and Anatoly Fomenko.

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Among people born in 1928, Seymour Papert ranks 102Before him are Robert Sheckley, Sol LeWitt, Arman, Christa Ludwig, Edward Albee, and Joe Jackson. After him are Bernard Buffet, Pierre Mauroy, Eunice Gayson, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, John Stewart Bell, and Djivan Gasparyan. Among people deceased in 2016, Seymour Papert ranks 85Before him are Chyna, Yasuo Takamori, Thomas Schelling, David Hamilton, Corry Brokken, and Edward Albee. After him are Tony Burton, Glenn Frey, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Ashraf Pahlavi, Lloyd Shapley, and Michael Massee.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Seymour Papert ranks 28 out of 374Before him are Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), Sydney Brenner (1927), Michael Levitt (1947), Steve Biko (1946), Jan Smuts (1870), and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936). After him are D. F. Malan (1874), Peter Abrahams (1919), Abba Eban (1915), Basil Rathbone (1892), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), and Kevin Carter (1960).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In South Africa

Among mathematicians born in South Africa, Seymour Papert ranks 1After him are Claude Chevalley (1909), Richard Borcherds (1959), and Peter Sarnak (1953).