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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 259,617 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Sophus Lie is the 142nd most popular mathematician (down from 132nd in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Norway (up from 48th 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 142 out of 823Before him are Giambattista della Porta, William Oughtred, Vincenzo Viviani, Robert Aumann, Johannes Trithemius, and Arthur Cayley. After him are James Joseph Sylvester, Felix Hausdorff, Stanislaw Ulam, Aleksandr Lyapunov, Jakob Steiner, and Victor D'Hondt.

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Among people born in 1842, Sophus Lie ranks 21Before him are Arrigo Boito, Ambrose Bierce, Hermann Cohen, Carl von Linde, Georg Brandes, and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann. After him are Vasily Vereshchagin, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Jean Gaston Darboux, Osborne Reynolds, Giovanni Giolitti, and Okita Sōji. Among people deceased in 1899, Sophus Lie ranks 10Before him are Leo von Caprivi, Félix Faure, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Ernest Chausson, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, and Paul Reuter. After him are Rosa Bonheur, Giovanni Segantini, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Nubar Pasha, and Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Sophus Lie ranks 47 out of 927Before him are Harald Greycloak (935), Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (1932), Sonja Henie (1912), Trygve Haavelmo (1911), Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (1930), and Johan Galtung (1930). After him are Hans Egede (1686), Kåre Willoch (1928), Olaf III of Norway (1050), Sverre of Norway (1145), Haakon V of Norway (1270), and Johan Christian Dahl (1788).


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