Srinivasa Ramanujan

1887 - 1920

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Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician. Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems then considered unsolvable. Ramanujan initially developed his own mathematical research in isolation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Srinivasa Ramanujan has received more than 24,984,735 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Srinivasa Ramanujan is the 18th most popular mathematician (up from 28th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from India (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Mathematician.

Srinivasa Ramanujan is most famous for his contributions to number theory and infinite series.

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Among mathematicians, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 18 out of 1,004Before him are Bertrand Russell, Fibonacci, Pierre de Fermat, Niels Henrik Abel, Pierre-Simon Laplace, and David Hilbert. After him are Henri Poincaré, Joseph Fourier, Hero of Alexandria, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Luca Pacioli, and John von Neumann.

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Among people born in 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 8Before him are Erwin Schrödinger, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Chiang Kai-shek, Erich von Manstein, and Charles I of Austria. After him are Padre Pio, Ernst Röhm, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Arthur Rubinstein, Jozef Tiso, and Bernard Montgomery. Among people deceased in 1920, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 4Before him are Max Weber, Amedeo Modigliani, and Wilhelm Wundt. After him are Peter Carl Fabergé, Eugénie de Montijo, Anders Zorn, Alexander Kolchak, Alexander of Greece, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Robert Peary, and Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

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Among people born in India, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 11 out of 1,861Before him are George Orwell (1903), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and B. R. Ambedkar (1891). After him are Ramakrishna (1836), Vivien Leigh (1913), Nagarjuna (150), Shivaji (1627), Mahavira (-599), and Shah Rukh Khan (1965).


Among mathematicians born in India, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 1After him are Brahmagupta (598), Bhāskara II (1114), Augustus De Morgan (1806), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), Madhava of Sangamagrama (1350), Bhāskara I (600), Jai Singh II (1688), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), Harish-Chandra (1923), and Kātyāyana (-200).