Yang Hui

1238 - 1298

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Yang Hui (simplified Chinese: 杨辉; traditional Chinese: 楊輝; pinyin: Yáng Huī, ca. 1238–1298), courtesy name Qianguang (謙光), was a Chinese mathematician and writer during the Song dynasty. Originally, from Qiantang (modern Hangzhou, Zhejiang), Yang worked on magic squares, magic circles and the binomial theorem, and is best known for his contribution of presenting Yang Hui's Triangle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yang Hui has received more than 94,005 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Yang Hui is the 326th most popular mathematician (down from 321st in 2019), the 529th most popular biography from China and the 9th most popular Chinese Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Yang Hui ranks 326 out of 828Before her are Richard Courant, Isaac Beeckman, Abraham Wald, Gerhard Gentzen, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, and Sergei Adian. After her are Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Philipp Frank, Pierre Alphonse Laurent, Alfred J. Lotka, Enrico Bombieri, and Karl Menger.

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Among people born in 1238, Yang Hui ranks 6Before her are Magnus VI of Norway, Michael II Asen, Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia, and Nizamuddin Auliya.  Among people deceased in 1298, Yang Hui ranks 8Before her are Adolf of Germany, Mechtilde, Ram Khamhaeng, Yolanda of Poland, Smilets of Bulgaria, and Peter John Olivi. After her are Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, Albert II, Duke of Saxony, and Thoros III, King of Armenia.

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In China

Among people born in China, Yang Hui ranks 529 out of 1,186Before her are H. H. Kung (1881), Ti Lung (1946), Rinchinbal Khan (1326), Zhang Wentian (1900), Zhu of Xia (null), and Zheng Zhilong (1604). After her are Yijing (635), Cai Yong (133), Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa (1924), Li Cheng (919), Xu Shichang (1855), and Mang of Xia (null).


Among mathematicians born in China, Yang Hui ranks 9Before her are Zu Chongzhi (429), Wang Chong (27), Xu Guangqi (1562), Guo Shoujing (1231), Liu Xin (-50), and Yi Xing (683). After her are Shing-Tung Yau (1949), Qin Jiushao (1201), Shiing-Shen Chern (1911), Chen Jingrun (1933), Dai Zhen (1724), and Yitang Zhang (1955).