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Srinivasa Ramanujan

1887 - 1920

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Srinivasa Ramanujan (; born Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar, IPA: [sriːniʋaːsa ɾaːmaːnud͡ʑan ajːaŋgar]; 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: according to Hans Eysenck: "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 20,693,682 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Srinivasa Ramanujan is the 28th most popular mathematician (down from 17th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from India (down from 8th 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 28 out of 823Before him are Joseph Fourier, Hero of Alexandria, Luca Pacioli, David Hilbert, Évariste Galois, and Pope Sylvester II. After him are François Viète, John Napier, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Georg Cantor, Gerolamo Cardano, and George Boole.

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

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Among people born in India, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 15 out of 1,493Before him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Vivien Leigh (1913), Ramakrishna (1836), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), and Nagarjuna (150). After him are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Indira Gandhi (1917), Kālidāsa (400), Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), and Bodhidharma (483).


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), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), Sulochana Gadgil (1944), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), and S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940).