Viggo Brun

1885 - 1978

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Viggo Brun (13 October 1885 – 15 August 1978) was a Norwegian professor, mathematician and number theorist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viggo Brun has received more than 22,002 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Viggo Brun is the 350th most popular mathematician (down from 340th in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from Norway (down from 121st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Norwegian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Viggo Brun ranks 350 out of 828Before him are Robert Langlands, William Sealy Gosset, Emil Leon Post, Kunihiko Kodaira, Ignazio Danti, and Philipp Ludwig von Seidel. After him are Paul Émile Appell, Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Grigory Margulis, Gemma Frisius, Carl Ludwig Siegel, and Shing-Tung Yau.

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Among people born in 1885, Viggo Brun ranks 91Before him are Dorando Pietri, Camille Chautemps, Pierre Renoir, Josef Frank, Alexandros Koryzis, and Dimitrios Loundras. After him are Mineichi Koga, Jerome Kern, Lilly Reich, Dezső Kosztolányi, Rolf Carls, and Aleksandras Stulginskis. Among people deceased in 1978, Viggo Brun ranks 79Before him are Karl Lennart Oesch, Fernando Peyroteo, Diana Budisavljević, Wadie Haddad, Jacques Bergier, and Louis Prima. After him are Luigi Allemandi, Gabriel Ramanantsoa, Samuel Goudsmit, Shozo Tsugitani, Jens Otto Krag, and Emilio Portes Gil.

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Among people born in Norway, Viggo Brun ranks 137 out of 735Before him are May-Britt Moser (1963), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1973), Jens Munk (1579), Ulvhild Håkansdotter (1090), Mari Boine (1956), and Thorleif Haug (1894). After him are Odvar Nordli (1927), Haakon Magnusson of Norway (1068), Karin Fossum (1954), Peter Waage (1833), Vilhelm Bjerknes (1862), and Helmer Hanssen (1870).


Among mathematicians born in Norway, Viggo Brun ranks 5Before him are Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Sophus Lie (1842), Atle Selberg (1917), and Caspar Wessel (1745). After him are Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836), Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow (1832), Bernt Michael Holmboe (1795), Axel Thue (1863), Thoralf Skolem (1887), Carl Størmer (1874), and Øystein Ore (1899).