Zoran Škoda writes:
There are several things called “Birkhoff’s theorem” in various field of mathematics and mathematical physics, and belong even to at least 2 different classical Birkhoff’s. Even wikipedia has pages for more than one such theorem. To me the first which comes to mind is Birkhoff’s factorization theorem, now also popular in Kreimer-Connes-Marcolli work and in connection to loop groups (cf. book by Segal and Pressley).
Some named results pertaining to Garrett Birkhoff (mainly algebraist) are
Named results pertaining to George David Birkhoff (mainly analyst) include
On Birkhoff's subdirect representation theorem:
Garrett Birkhoff, Subdirect unions in universal algebra, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 50 (1944), 764–768 pdf
William Lawvere considers this Birkhoff’s theorem through the eyes of Isbell duality and cohesive toposes in
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