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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 54,213 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Victor D'Hondt is the 148th most popular mathematician (up from 203rd in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 168th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Victor D'Hondt ranks 148 out of 823Before him are Sophus Lie, James Joseph Sylvester, Felix Hausdorff, Stanislaw Ulam, Aleksandr Lyapunov, and Jakob Steiner. After him are James Gregory, Harald Bohr, Nicomachus, Hermann Grassmann, Zoia Ceaușescu, and Gabriel Lamé.

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Among people born in 1841, Victor D'Hondt ranks 19Before him are Félix Faure, Nicholas I of Montenegro, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Armand Fallières, and Emmanuel Chabrier. After him are Armand Guillaumin, Ferdinand Buisson, Ahmed ‘Urabi, Clément Ader, Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta, and Louis Le Prince. Among people deceased in 1902, Victor D'Hondt ranks 12Before him are Maria Goretti, Marie Henriette of Austria, Samuel Butler, James Tissot, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, and Francis, Duke of Cádiz. After him are Ion Ivanovici, Albert of Saxony, Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria, Henryk Siemiradzki, Albert Bierstadt, and John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton.

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Among people born in Belgium, Victor D'Hondt ranks 119 out of 1,019Before him are Jacob Obrecht (1457), Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724), Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787), and Louis, Prince Napoléon (1914). After him are Paul Deschanel (1855), Siger of Brabant (1240), Henri de Baillet-Latour (1876), Ermengarde of Hesbaye (778), Morris (1923), and Marguerite Porete (1250).


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), Jacques Tits (1930), Adriaan van Roomen (1561), Pierre François Verhulst (1804), Grégoire de Saint-Vincent (1584), Charles Jean de la Vallée Poussin (1866), David Ruelle (1935), Elias M. Stein (1931), and Jean Bourgain (1954).