Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

1819 - 1903

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Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, (; 13 August 1819 – 1 February 1903) was an Irish English 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 386,106 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet is the 47th most popular mathematician (up from 49th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Mathematician.

Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet was a physicist and mathematician. He is most famous for his work in fluid dynamics and his theory of viscosity.

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Among mathematicians, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 47 out of 828Before him are George Boole, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Johann Bernoulli, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, and Sofia Kovalevskaya. After him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Norbert Wiener, Sophie Germain, Brahmagupta, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, and Simon Stevin.

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

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Among people born in Ireland, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 13 out of 460Before him are Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), and Peter O'Toole (1932). After him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Pierce Brosnan (1953), John Scotus Eriugena (810), Anne Bonny (1702), Richard Harris (1930), and W. B. Yeats (1865).


Among mathematicians born in Ireland, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet ranks 1After him are Vergilius of Salzburg (700), Alicia Boole Stott (1860), William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker (1620), and George Salmon (1819).