Srinivasa Ramanujan

1887 - 1920

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan (; born Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; 22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. 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: "He tried to interest the leading professional mathematicians in his work, but failed for the most part. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Srinivasa Ramanujan has received more than 14,585,796 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 28 out of 746Before him are David Hilbert, John von Neumann, Hero of Alexandria, Diophantus, François Viète, and Niels Henrik Abel. After him are Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Gerolamo Cardano, Pope Sylvester II, Kurt Gödel, Georg Cantor, and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet.

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Among people born in 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 8Before him are Chiang Kai-shek, Marc Chagall, Erwin Schrödinger, Marcel Duchamp, Erich von Manstein, and Charles I of Austria. After him are Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Wilhelm Canaris, and Vidkun Quisling. Among people deceased in 1920, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 3Before him are Max Weber and Amedeo Modigliani. After him are Wilhelm Wundt, Peter Carl Fabergé, Eugénie de Montijo, Robert Peary, Alexander Kolchak, Max Bruch, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Anders Zorn, and Alexander of Greece.

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Among people born in India, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 14 out of 848Before him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), and Vivien Leigh (1913). After him are Nagarjuna (150), Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Rama (null), and Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895).


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), Jai Singh II (1688), Bhāskara I (600), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), and Harish-Chandra (1923).

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