Stefan Banach

1892 - 1945

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Stefan Banach (Polish: [ˈstɛfan ˈbanax] (listen); 30 March 1892 – 31 August 1945) was a Polish mathematician who is generally considered one of the 20th-century's most important and influential mathematicians. He was the founder of modern functional analysis, and an original member of the Lwów School of Mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stefan Banach has received more than 377,040 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Stefan Banach is the 101st most popular mathematician (up from 103rd in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from Poland (up from 121st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Mathematician.

Stefan Banach is most famous for his contributions to the field of mathematics. He made major contributions to the fields of functional analysis, measure theory, and topology.

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Among mathematicians, Stefan Banach ranks 101 out of 828Before him are Isaac Barrow, János Bolyai, Alexander Grothendieck, Josef Stefan, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, and Leopold Kronecker. After him are Thomas Harriot, Christopher Clavius, John Couch Adams, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Meton of Athens, and Edward Norton Lorenz.

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Among people born in 1892, Stefan Banach ranks 36Before him are Mátyás Rákosi, Shirō Ishii, Erhard Milch, Arthur Friedenreich, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Erwin Panofsky. After him are Andrey Yeryomenko, Amanullah Khan, E. H. Carr, Nikolai Kondratiev, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, and Corneille Heymans. Among people deceased in 1945, Stefan Banach ranks 54Before him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Hans Geiger, Franz Werfel, Hans Fischer, Karl Hanke, and Karl-Otto Koch. After him are Georg Elser, Giovanni Agnelli, Odilo Globočnik, Robert H. Goddard, Vladimir Vernadsky, and Kurt Knispel.

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Among people born in Poland, Stefan Banach ranks 118 out of 1,231Before him are Edward Sapir (1884), Angelus Silesius (1624), Karl Hanke (1903), Alfred Döblin (1878), Leopold Kronecker (1823), and Osip Mandelstam (1891). After him are Antoni Grabowski (1857), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Kurt Alder (1902), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Géza I of Hungary (1040), and Adolf Anderssen (1818).


Among mathematicians born in Poland, Stefan Banach ranks 3Before him are Benoit Mandelbrot (1924) and Leopold Kronecker (1823). After him are Marian Rejewski (1905), Ernst Kummer (1810), Wacław Sierpiński (1882), Hermann Schwarz (1843), Hermann Grassmann (1809), Felix Hausdorff (1868), Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651), Kazimierz Kuratowski (1896), and Alfred Korzybski (1879).