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Willem 's Gravesande

1688 - 1742

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Willem Jacob 's Gravesande (26 September 1688 – 28 February 1742) was a Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher, chiefly remembered for developing experimental demonstrations of the laws of classical mechanics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem 's Gravesande has received more than 47,903 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Willem 's Gravesande is the 483rd most popular mathematician (down from 424th in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 9th most popular Dutch Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Willem 's Gravesande ranks 483 out of 828Before him are Dinostratus, Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Campanus of Novara, Hendrik C. van de Hulst, Grégoire de Saint-Vincent, and Edward Arthur Milne. After him are Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, August Leopold Crelle, William Thurston, Carl Adam Petri, Ion Ghica, and Friedrich Hirzebruch.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1688, Willem 's Gravesande ranks 20Before him are Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Marie Victoire de Noailles, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Johann Friedrich Fasch, François Lemoyne, and Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. After him is Jai Singh II. Among people deceased in 1742, Willem 's Gravesande ranks 12Before him are Pylyp Orlyk, Friedrich Hoffmann, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, Luigi Guido Grandi, Carlos Seixas, and Arvid Horn. After him are Magdalena Wilhelmine of Württemberg and Richard Bentley.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem 's Gravesande ranks 455 out of 1,209Before him are Jos Verstappen (1972), Pieter Pourbus (1523), Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918), Anthony van Hoboken (1887), Pierre Cuypers (1827), and Tom Okker (1944). After him are Candy Dulfer (1969), Mary of Guelders (1434), Gijs van Lennep (1942), Herman van Veen (1945), Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs (1923), and Gysbert Japiks (1603).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Netherlands

Among mathematicians born in Netherlands, Willem 's Gravesande ranks 9Before him are Willem de Sitter (1872), Isaac Beeckman (1588), Gemma Frisius (1508), Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), Auguste Kerckhoffs (1835), and Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918). After him are Thomas Joannes Stieltjes (1856) and Arend Heyting (1898).