Victor D'Hondt

1841 - 1902

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Victor Joseph Auguste D'Hondt (Dutch: [ˈvɪktɔr ˈtɔnt]; 20 November 1841 – 30 May 1901) was a Belgian lawyer and jurist of civil law at Ghent University. He devised a procedure, the D'Hondt method, which he first described in 1878, for allocating seats to candidates in party-list proportional representation elections. The method has been adopted by a number of countries, including Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, Israel, Japan, North Macedonia, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Iceland, Uruguay and Wales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor D'Hondt has received more than 64,650 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Victor D'Hondt is the 209th most popular mathematician (down from 150th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 119th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Victor D'Hondt ranks 209 out of 1,004Before him are Paul Guldin, Tullio Levi-Civita, Paolo Ruffini, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Michael Atiyah, and Ferdinand Georg Frobenius. After him are Constantin Carathéodory, Hermann Schwarz, Étienne-Louis Malus, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Autolycus of Pitane, and Willem de Sitter.

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Among people born in 1841, Victor D'Hondt ranks 24Before him are Armand Guillaumin, Louis Le Prince, Clément Ader, Ahmed ‘Urabi, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and Ferdinand Buisson. After him are Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta, Hermann Carl Vogel, Annie Chapman, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Philipp Mainländer, and Julius von Payer. Among people deceased in 1902, Victor D'Hondt ranks 16Before him are Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Ion Ivanovici, Albert of Saxony, Jacint Verdaguer, Henryk Siemiradzki, and James Tissot. After him are Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Abel, Masaoka Shiki, and Charles Dow.

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Among people born in Belgium, Victor D'Hondt ranks 161 out of 1,190Before him are Ermengarde of Hesbaye (778), Lara Fabian (1970), Toots Thielemans (1922), Blanche of Namur (1320), The Singing Nun (1933), and Petrus Plancius (1552). After him are Abraham Brueghel (1631), Chantal Akerman (1950), Victor Serge (1890), Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1962), Pierre De Geyter (1848), and Roelant Savery (1576).


Among mathematicians born in Belgium, Victor D'Hondt ranks 2Before him are Simon Stevin (1548). After him are Eugène Charles Catalan (1814), Pierre Deligne (1944), Adriaan van Roomen (1561), Pierre François Verhulst (1804), Charles Jean de la Vallée Poussin (1866), David Ruelle (1935), Jean Bourgain (1954), Elias M. Stein (1931), Ingrid Daubechies (1954), and Grégoire de Saint-Vincent (1584).