Most popular biographies

Of our more than 2100 biographies, those below are the 100 which were consulted most often in the last three months.
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 Brunellesci 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. Poincare [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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