Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

1819 - 1903

Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, (; 13 August 1819 – 1 February 1903) was an Anglo-Irish physicist and mathematician. Born in County Sligo, Ireland, Stokes spent all of his career at the University of Cambridge, where he was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1849 until his death in 1903. As a physicist, Stokes made seminal contributions to fluid mechanics, including the Navier–Stokes equations and to physical optics, with notable works on polarization and fluorescence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet has received more than 277,388 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 49th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 49 out of 746Before him are Emmy Noether, Apollonius of Perga, Ludolph van Ceulen, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Simon Stevin, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. After him are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Sofia Kovalevskaya, August Ferdinand Möbius, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Marin Mersenne, and Karl Weierstrass.

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Among people born in 1819, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 9Before him are Jacques Offenbach, Herman Melville, Clara Schumann, Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, and Albert, Prince Consort. After him are Báb, John Ruskin, Hippolyte Fizeau, Maria II of Portugal, George Eliot, and Franz von Suppé. Among people deceased in 1903, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 8Before him are Pope Leo XIII, Herbert Spencer, Theodor Mommsen, Camille Pissarro, Alois Hitler, and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury. After him are Alexander I of Serbia, Otto Weininger, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Hugo Wolf, Gotse Delchev, and Gemma Galgani.

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Among people born in Ireland, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 11 out of 366Before him are Samuel Beckett (1906), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), and Francis Bacon (1909). After him are Peter O'Toole (1932), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Michael Gambon (1940), W. B. Yeats (1865), Anne Bonny (1702), and Pierce Brosnan (1953).


Among mathematicians born in Ireland, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 1After him are Vergilius of Salzburg (700), Alicia Boole Stott (1860), and William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker (1620).

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