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 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: 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 19,091,836 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Srinivasa Ramanujan is the 17th most popular mathematician (up from 28th in 2019), the 8th 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 17 out of 828Before him are Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci, Bernhard Riemann, Al-Biruni, John Forbes Nash Jr., and Pierre-Simon Laplace. After him are Joseph Fourier, John von Neumann, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Hero of Alexandria, Diophantus, and David Hilbert.

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Among people born in 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 7Before him are Le Corbusier, Chiang Kai-shek, Marc Chagall, Erwin Schrödinger, Marcel Duchamp, and Charles I of Austria. After him are Erich von Manstein, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, Vidkun Quisling, and Wilhelm Canaris. 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, Alexander of Greece, Max Bruch, Anders Zorn, and Princess Margaret of Connaught.

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Among people born in India, Srinivasa Ramanujan ranks 8 out of 1,227Before him are George Orwell (1903), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931). After him are Ramakrishna (1836), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Vivien Leigh (1913), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Kālidāsa (400), and Indira Gandhi (1917).


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), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), and J. H. C. Whitehead (1904).