Most popular biographies
These numbers were compiled in March 2018.
The number in [brackets] was the position last time we carried out this exercise for only the top 100 in 2009 (See THIS LINK).
The fate of the most popular in 2009 is rather surprising.
Pythagoras fell from top to 159th, Newton from 2nd to 29th, Galileo from 3rd to 124th, Archimedes from 4th to 180th, Euclid from 5th to 164th and poor Pascal moved from 6th to outside the top 200 altogether.
We have no idea where the sudden popularity of Al-Biruni came from!
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