Most popular biographies

Of our more than 2100 biographies, those below are the 100 which were consulted most often in the last three months.
These numbers were compiled in January 2009.

The number in [brackets] (new entry/up/down) is their position the last time we carried out this exercise in March 2005.

Inside this list, Florence Nightingale came up the most: from 92 to 12, while Neils Bohr dropped from 17 to 96.
Aryabata I came from outside the previous 100 up to 18 and Brunelleschi came in at 28. Norbert Weiner dropped most sharply: from 34 last time to 163, Planck dropped from 49 to 135 and Wiles dropped from 52 to 111 (sic transit gloria !).

  1. Pythagoras [4]
  2. Newton [3]
  3. Galileo [5]
  4. Archimedes [6]
  5. Euclid [9]
  6. Pascal [7]
  7. Euler [12]
  8. Ramanujan [42]
  9. Ptolemy [18]
  10. Fibonacci [13]
  11. Gauss [14]
  12. Nightingale [92]
  13. Einstein [2]
  14. Aristotle [10]
  15. Leonardo [21]
  16. Descartes [11]
  17. Hawking [73]
  18. Aryabhata I [new]
  19. Copernicus [8]
  20. Eratosthenes [23]
  21. Leibniz [19]
  22. Kepler [15]
  23. Al-Khwarizmi [29]
  24. Fermat [20]
  25. Nash [1]
  1. Plato [16]
  2. Babbage [25]
  3. Brunelleschi [new]
  4. Napier [22]
  5. Maxwell [30]
  6. Democritus [35]
  7. Cantor [45]
  8. Dürer [63]
  9. Hooke [38]
  10. Thales [27]
  11. Von Neumann [32]
  12. Lovelace [60]
  13. Laplace [46]
  14. Boyle [31]
  15. Riemann [51]
  16. Lagrange [48]
  17. Hilbert [39]
  18. Schrödinger [55]
  19. Bernoulli, Daniel [36]
  20. Cauchy [68]
  21. Khayyam [59]
  22. Hypatia [26]
  23. Germain [43]
  24. Boole [47]
  25. Halley [80]
  1. Banneker [67]
  2. Ohm [33]
  3. Poincaré [81]
  4. Fourier [44]
  5. Heron [96]
  6. Ampère [64]
  7. Galois [57]
  8. Brahmagupta [new]
  9. Turing [69]
  10. Blackwell [new]
  11. Escher [53]
  12. Diophantus [76]
  13. Faraday [new]
  14. Apollonius [54]
  15. Dodgson [new]
  16. Thomson [83]
  17. Kovalevskaya [78]
  18. Doppler [new]
  19. Noether, Emmy [40]
  20. Al-Biruni [new]
  21. Agnesi [37]
  22. Aristarchus [62]
  23. Abel [66]
  24. Godel [24]
  25. Hubble [72]
  1. Hipparchus [84]
  2. Ramanujam [new]
  3. Coulomb [93]
  4. Huygens [61]
  5. Cardan [75]
  6. Torricelli [new]
  7. Bhaskara II [new]
  8. Bernoulli, Jacob [88]
  9. Mandelbrot [41]
  10. Hardy [new]
  11. Jacobi [new]
  12. Wallis [91]
  13. Erdös [70]
  14. Viète [98]
  15. Brahe [50]
  16. Pacioli [new]
  17. Hamilton [95]
  18. Al-Haytham [new]
  19. Eddington [new]
  20. Polya [new]
  21. Bohr, Niels [17]
  22. De Moivre [new]
  23. Tukey [new]
  24. Weierstrass [new]
  25. Hopper [77]



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