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 387,917 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Seymour Papert is the 211th most popular mathematician (down from 199th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 22nd in 2019) and the most popular South African Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Seymour Papert ranks 211 out of 828Before him are Édouard Lucas, S. R. Ranganathan, Giovanni Ceva, Gilles de Roberval, Theodorus of Cyrene, and Sam Loyd. After him are Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Lars Ahlfors, Mary Jackson, Paolo Ruffini, Xu Guangqi, and Michel Chasles.

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Among people born in 1928, Seymour Papert ranks 96Before him are Gaston Thorn, Roddy McDowall, Sara Montiel, Fred Rogers, Elliott Erwitt, and Burt Bacharach. After him are Bo Diddley, Vladimir Beara, Pedro Casaldáliga, Jack Kevorkian, Frank Borman, and Edward Albee. Among people deceased in 2016, Seymour Papert ranks 81Before him are Kenny Baker, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Michal Kováč, Marvin Minsky, René Angélil, and Henry Heimlich. After him are Walter Kohn, Maria Teresa de Filippis, André Courrèges, Edward Albee, Bata Živojinović, and Thomas Luckmann.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Seymour Papert ranks 27 out of 312Before him are Jan Smuts (1870), Sydney Brenner (1927), Steve Biko (1946), Jody Scheckter (1950), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), and Cyril Ramaphosa (1952). After him are D. F. Malan (1874), Michael Levitt (1947), André Brink (1935), Arnold Vosloo (1962), Abba Eban (1915), and Peter Abrahams (1919).

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).