Vincenzo Viviani

1622 - 1703

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Vincenzo Viviani (April 5, 1622 – September 22, 1703) was an Italian mathematician and scientist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincenzo Viviani has received more than 88,531 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Vincenzo Viviani is the 130th most popular mathematician (down from 127th in 2019), the 949th most popular biography from Italy (down from 873rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Vincenzo Viviani was a scientist, mathematician, and philosopher. He was also an advisor to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Viviani is most famous for his work on the science of hydraulics and the mathematics of optics.

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Among mathematicians, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 130 out of 828Before him are Thābit ibn Qurra, William Oughtred, Marian Rejewski, Joseph Liouville, Grigori Perelman, and Scipione del Ferro. After him are Aleksandr Lyapunov, Sophus Lie, Andrew Wiles, Liu Hui, Henri Lebesgue, and Andrey Markov.

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Among people born in 1622, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 4Before him are Molière, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and Carel Fabritius. After him are Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Vittoria della Rovere, Bernhardus Varenius, Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Juan de Valdés Leal, Karel Dujardin, and Francisco Herrera the Younger. Among people deceased in 1703, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 6Before him are Robert Hooke, Charles Perrault, Mustafa II, Man in the Iron Mask, and John Wallis. After him are Johann Christoph Bach, Samuel Pepys, Ilona Zrínyi, Erik Dahlbergh, Thomas Kingo, and Nicolas de Grigny.

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Among people born in Italy, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 949 out of 4,088Before him are Beatrice Cenci (1577), Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo (5), Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (1822), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Tigellinus (10), and Nicola Porpora (1686). After him are Giovanna of Italy (1907), Rocco Siffredi (1964), Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668), Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778), Justa Grata Honoria (417), and Giacomo Agostini (1942).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 15Before him are Philolaus (-470), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), Lodovico Ferrari (1522), Giambattista della Porta (1535), and Scipione del Ferro (1465). After him are Aloysius Lilius (1510), Vito Volterra (1860), Rafael Bombelli (1526), Giovanni Ceva (1647), Paolo Ruffini (1765), and Tullio Levi-Civita (1873).