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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 is best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process philosophy, which today has found application to a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology, among other areas. 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 940,921 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Alfred North Whitehead is the 63rd most popular mathematician (up from 82nd in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 331st in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 63 out of 828. Before him are Marin Mersenne, Karl Weierstrass, Al-Battani, Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Willebrord Snellius, and Zhang Heng. After him are Abraham de Moivre, Claude Shannon, Hermann Minkowski, Urbain Le Verrier, August Ferdinand Möbius, and Friedrich Bessel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1861, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 12Before him are Georges Méliès, James Naismith, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Victor Horta, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Erich von Falkenhayn. After him are Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, Georgy Lvov, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aristide Maillol, and H. H. Holmes. Among people deceased in 1947, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 15Before him are Christian X of Denmark, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and George II of Greece. After him are Ettore Bugatti, G. H. Hardy, Black Dahlia, Anton Denikin, Halford Mackinder, and Karl Mannheim.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred North Whitehead ranks 291 out of 6,924. Before him are John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), Harold Macmillan (1894), John Hurt (1940), and Brian Jones (1942). After him are David Lloyd George (1863), Beatrix Potter (1866), Mary of Teck (1867), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Thomas Andrews (1873), and Calico Jack (1682).

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), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), and John Horton Conway (1937).

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