Sophus Lie

1842 - 1899

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Marius Sophus Lie ( LEE; Norwegian: [liː]; 17 December 1842 – 18 February 1899) was a Norwegian mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophus Lie has received more than 225,784 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Sophus Lie is the 132nd most popular mathematician (up from 142nd in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Norway (down from 47th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Norwegian Mathematician.

Sophus Lie was a Norwegian mathematician who is most famous for the theory of continuous groups.

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Among mathematicians, Sophus Lie ranks 132 out of 828Before him are Marian Rejewski, Joseph Liouville, Grigori Perelman, Scipione del Ferro, Vincenzo Viviani, and Aleksandr Lyapunov. After him are Andrew Wiles, Liu Hui, Henri Lebesgue, Andrey Markov, Johannes Trithemius, and Robert Aumann.

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Among people born in 1842, Sophus Lie ranks 20Before him are Osborne Reynolds, Georg Brandes, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Arrigo Boito, Hermann Cohen, and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann. After him are Carl von Linde, Vasily Vereshchagin, Okita Sōji, Giovanni Boldini, Jean Gaston Darboux, and Giovanni Giolitti. Among people deceased in 1899, Sophus Lie ranks 6Before him are Johann Strauss II, Alfred Sisley, Robert Bunsen, Leo von Caprivi, and Félix Faure. After him are Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Ernest Chausson, Paul Reuter, Giovanni Segantini, and Rosa Bonheur.

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Among people born in Norway, Sophus Lie ranks 48 out of 735Before him are Harald Greycloak (935), Hans Egede (1686), Haakon V of Norway (1270), Magnus VI of Norway (1238), Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), and Erna Solberg (1961). After him are Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (1932), Christian Lous Lange (1869), Magnus Barefoot (1073), Olaf III of Norway (1050), Johan Halvorsen (1864), and Lars Onsager (1903).


Among mathematicians born in Norway, Sophus Lie ranks 2Before him are Niels Henrik Abel (1802). After him are Atle Selberg (1917), Caspar Wessel (1745), Viggo Brun (1885), Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836), Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow (1832), Bernt Michael Holmboe (1795), Axel Thue (1863), Thoralf Skolem (1887), Carl Størmer (1874), and Øystein Ore (1899).