Thomas Fincke

1561 - 1656

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Thomas Fincke (6 January 1561 – 24 April 1656) was a Danish mathematician and physicist, and a professor at the University of Copenhagen for more than 60 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Fincke has received more than 34,240 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Fincke is the 421st most popular mathematician (up from 428th in 2019), the 2,627th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,216th in 2019) and the 48th most popular German Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Thomas Fincke ranks 421 out of 828Before him are Lennart Carleson, Frank P. Ramsey, Rolf Nevanlinna, Erik Ivar Fredholm, George David Birkhoff, and Bernt Michael Holmboe. After him are Martin Ohm, Elwin Bruno Christoffel, Frigyes Riesz, Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Oscar Zariski, and Georg Mohr.

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Among people born in 1561, Thomas Fincke ranks 10Before him are Katō Kiyomasa, Santorio Santorio, Henry Briggs, Ii Naomasa, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, and Adriaan van Roomen. After him is Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1656, Thomas Fincke ranks 10Before him are John George I, Elector of Saxony, James Ussher, Ottavio Piccolomini, Francisco Herrera the Elder, Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, and Dirck Hals. After him are Roberto de Nobili and Georg Calixtus.

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Among people born in Germany, Thomas Fincke ranks 2,627 out of 5,289Before him are Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1647), Walter Frentz (1907), Willi Schulz (1938), Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt (1856), Jurij Brězan (1916), and Adam Müller (1779). After him are Willi Graf (1918), Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1766), Duke George of Oldenburg (1784), Guido Westerwelle (1961), John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach (1666), and Martin Ohm (1792).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Thomas Fincke ranks 48Before him are Helmut Hasse (1898), Abraham Fraenkel (1891), Hermann Hankel (1839), Ernst Schröder (1841), Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach (1800), and Hans Freudenthal (1905). After him are Martin Ohm (1792), Elwin Bruno Christoffel (1829), Karl Mollweide (1774), Johann Benedict Listing (1808), Otto Hölder (1859), and Adam Ries (1492).