Simon von Stampfer

1790 - 1864

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Simon Ritter von Stampfer (26 October 1792 (according to other sources 1790)), in Windisch-Mattrai, Archbishopric of Salzburg today called Matrei in Osttirol, Tyrol – 10 November 1864 in Vienna) was an Austrian mathematician, surveyor and inventor. His most famous invention is that of the stroboscopic disk which has a claim to be the first device to show moving images. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon von Stampfer has received more than 38,563 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Simon von Stampfer is the 540th most popular mathematician (down from 537th in 2019), the 678th most popular biography from Austria (down from 663rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Simon von Stampfer ranks 540 out of 1,004Before him are Erik Ivar Fredholm, Jakob Hermann, Sydney Chapman, Willem 's Gravesande, Ernst Leonard Lindelöf, and Pál Turán. After him are D. R. Kaprekar, Luis Caffarelli, Auguste Kerckhoffs, Louis Nirenberg, Maria Angela Ardinghelli, and Aleksandr Khinchin.

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Among people born in 1790, Simon von Stampfer ranks 31Before him are Manuel Blanco Encalada, Johann Jakob Heckel, James Pradier, Claude Pouillet, Nassau William Senior, and Ferenc Kölcsey. After him are Ferdinand Raimund, Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy, Ghezo, Juan Lindo, Ludwig Emil Grimm, and Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom. Among people deceased in 1864, Simon von Stampfer ranks 46Before him are Imre Madách, George M. Dallas, Sakuma Shōzan, Charles Julien Brianchon, Johann Lukas Schönlein, and Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn. After him are Romuald Traugutt, Gaetano Bedini, Nana Asmaʼu, Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana, Heinrich Rose, and J. E. B. Stuart.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Simon von Stampfer ranks 678 out of 1,424Before him are Carlo Gaetano Gaisruck (1769), Richard Oswald (1880), Edwin Ernest Salpeter (1924), Otto Erich Deutsch (1883), Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844), and Franz Welser-Möst (1960). After him are Erik Schinegger (1948), Valie Export (1940), Johann Horvath (1903), Ferdinand Raimund (1790), Felix Mottl (1856), and Karl Markovics (1963).


Among mathematicians born in Austria, Simon von Stampfer ranks 10Before him are Hans Hahn (1879), Emil Artin (1898), Georg Alexander Pick (1859), Karl Menger (1902), Philipp Frank (1884), and Hermann Bondi (1919). After him are Friedrich Waismann (1896), Hilda Geiringer (1893), Helena Rasiowa (1917), Otto E. Neugebauer (1899), Leopold Vietoris (1891), and Walter Rudin (1921).