Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British mathematician, logician, philosopher, and public intellectual. He had influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, and various areas of analytic philosophy. He was one of the early 20th century's prominent logicians and a founder of analytic philosophy, along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, his friend and colleague G. E. Moore, and his student and protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertrand Russell has received more than 9,450,313 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Bertrand Russell is the 12th most popular mathematician (down from 10th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the most popular British Mathematician.

Bertrand Russell is most famous for his work in mathematical logic and philosophy. He was a co-author of Principia Mathematica, which is a three-volume work on the foundations of mathematics. He was also one of the founders of analytic philosophy.

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Among mathematicians, Bertrand Russell ranks 12 out of 1,004Before him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, Al-Biruni, Hypatia, and Bernhard Riemann. After him are Fibonacci, Pierre de Fermat, Niels Henrik Abel, Pierre-Simon Laplace, David Hilbert, and Srinivasa Ramanujan.

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Among people born in 1872, Bertrand Russell ranks 3Before him are Roald Amundsen, and Piet Mondrian. After him are Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Kollontai, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Johan Huizinga, Charles Greeley Abbot, Paul Langevin, Marcel Mauss, and Anton Denikin. Among people deceased in 1970, Bertrand Russell ranks 3Before him are Charles de Gaulle, and Janis Joplin. After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, Erich Maria Remarque, Abraham Maslow, Jimi Hendrix, Yukio Mishima, Max Born, Sukarno, and Alexander Kerensky.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bertrand Russell ranks 44 out of 8,785Before him are Mary I of England (1516), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), John Lennon (1940), John Major (1943), and John Dalton (1766). After him are Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Richard Burton (1925), Sean Connery (1930), and Francis Drake (1540).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Bertrand Russell ranks 1After him are John Napier (1550), Ada Lovelace (1815), George Boole (1815), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Joan Clarke (1917), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), and John Couch Adams (1819).