Most popular biographies
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 !).
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