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MATHEMATICIAN

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 1,680,631 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Alfred North Whitehead is the 64th most popular mathematician (down from 63rd in 2019), the 296th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 290th 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

Among mathematicians, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 64 out of 823Before him are Brahmagupta, Al-Battani, Marin Mersenne, August Ferdinand Möbius, Simon Stevin, and Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia. After him are Ludolph van Ceulen, Hermann Minkowski, Jacob Bernoulli, Benoit Mandelbrot, Bhāskara II, and Willebrord Snellius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1861, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 12Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, James Naismith, Victor Horta, Erich von Falkenhayn, and Charles Édouard Guillaume. After him are Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, Georgy Lvov, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aristide Maillol, and Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland. Among people deceased in 1947, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 15Before him are Christian X of Denmark, Jozef Tiso, Victor Horta, George II of Greece, Raoul Wallenberg, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten. After him are Halford Mackinder, Ettore Bugatti, Black Dahlia, Han van Meegeren, Aung San, and Anton Denikin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 296 out of 7,765Before him are Ælla of Northumbria (800), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Ken Follett (1949), Peter Sellers (1925), Harthacnut (1018), and Harold Macmillan (1894). After him are David Suchet (1946), Thomas Becket (1119), Richard Cromwell (1626), Frederick Sanger (1918), William Henry Bragg (1862), and Tim Berners-Lee (1955).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 5Before him are Bertrand Russell (1872), John Napier (1550), George Boole (1815), and Ada Lovelace (1815). After him are Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Andrew Wiles (1953), and Brook Taylor (1685).