Alfred North Whitehead

1861 - 1947

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Alfred North Whitehead (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician and philosopher. He created the philosophical school known as process philosophy, which has been applied in a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology. In his early career Whitehead wrote primarily on mathematics, logic, and physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred North Whitehead has received more than 1,808,596 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Alfred North Whitehead is the 75th most popular mathematician (down from 64th in 2019), the 327th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 296th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Mathematician.

Alfred North Whitehead is most famous for his work in mathematics and philosophy. He is known for his work in the fields of mathematics, logic, and philosophy. He is best known for his work in the fields of mathematics, logic, and philosophy.

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Among mathematicians, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 75 out of 1,004Before him are Giuseppe Peano, Richard Dedekind, Alexander Grothendieck, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Bonaventura Cavalieri, and Zhang Heng. After him are Johann Heinrich Lambert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Augustus De Morgan, Andrey Kolmogorov, Jacob Bernoulli, and Regiomontanus.

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Among people born in 1861, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 12Before him are Georges Méliès, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Victor Horta, Erich von Falkenhayn, and Georgy Lvov. After him are Halford Mackinder, James Naismith, Robert Bosch, José Rizal, Aristide Maillol, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins. Among people deceased in 1947, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 15Before him are Aleister Crowley, Kurt Lewin, George II of Greece, Jozef Tiso, Victor Horta, and Raoul Wallenberg. After him are Ettore Bugatti, Halford Mackinder, Anton Denikin, Aung San, Ernst Lubitsch, and Han van Meegeren.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 327 out of 8,785Before him are Edmund Ironside (993), Edmund I (921), Frederick Soddy (1877), James V of Scotland (1512), Bonnie Tyler (1951), and Alexander Selkirk (1676). After him are Robbie Coltrane (1950), Halford Mackinder (1861), Graham Greene (1904), Morrissey (1959), William Hogarth (1697), and John Galsworthy (1867).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 5Before him are Bertrand Russell (1872), John Napier (1550), Ada Lovelace (1815), and George Boole (1815). After him are G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Joan Clarke (1917), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), and John Couch Adams (1819).