Tullio Levi-Civita

1873 - 1941

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Tullio Levi-Civita, (English: , Italian: [ˈtulljo ˈlɛːvi ˈtʃiːvita]; 29 March 1873 – 29 December 1941) was an Italian mathematician, most famous for his work on absolute differential calculus (tensor calculus) and its applications to the theory of relativity, but who also made significant contributions in other areas. He was a pupil of Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, the inventor of tensor calculus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tullio Levi-Civita has received more than 175,829 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Tullio Levi-Civita is the 229th most popular mathematician (down from 224th in 2019), the 1,506th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,398th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Italian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Tullio Levi-Civita ranks 229 out of 828Before him are Alfred Korzybski, Maria Reiche, Seki Takakazu, Édouard Roche, William Jones, and Leo Perutz. After him are Autolycus of Pitane, Élie Cartan, Marcel Grossmann, Johannes de Sacrobosco, Lloyd Shapley, and Stanislaw Ulam.

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Among people born in 1873, Tullio Levi-Civita ranks 44Before him are Liang Qichao, Lee de Forest, Antonie Pannekoek, Hugo Simberg, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, and Ma Barker. After him are Alexander Bogdanov, Jakob Wassermann, Leo Frobenius, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Otto Wels, and Édouard Claparède. Among people deceased in 1941, Tullio Levi-Civita ranks 54Before him are Annie Jump Cannon, Hans Driesch, Ernst Lindemann, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Maria Spiridonova, and Ivan Panfilov. After him are Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Paul-Jacques Curie, Henri Cornet, Lou Gehrig, Charles Huntziger, and Franz Gürtner.

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Among people born in Italy, Tullio Levi-Civita ranks 1,506 out of 4,088Before him are Massimiliano Allegri (1967), Gillo Pontecorvo (1919), Ascanio Sforza (1455), Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena (1610), Vladimir Bartol (1903), and Isabella de' Medici (1542). After him are Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus (-102), Antipope Victor IV (1010), Giovanni Gronchi (1887), Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena (1562), Riccardo Patrese (1954), and Gaius Marius the Younger (-109).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Tullio Levi-Civita ranks 21Before him are Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Aloysius Lilius (1510), Vito Volterra (1860), Rafael Bombelli (1526), Giovanni Ceva (1647), and Paolo Ruffini (1765). After him are Jacopo Riccati (1676), Lorenzo Mascheroni (1750), Eugenio Beltrami (1835), Giambattista Benedetti (1530), Ostilio Ricci (1540), and Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro (1853).