Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. Throughout his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, although he sometimes suggested that his sceptical nature had led him to feel that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense". Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertrand Russell has received more than 5,537,689 page views. His biography is available in 117 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 116 in 2019). Bertrand Russell is the 10th most popular mathematician, the 39th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Bertrand Russell ranks 10 out of 828. Before him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Euclid, and Hypatia. After him are Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci, Bernhard Riemann, Al-Biruni, John Forbes Nash Jr., and Pierre-Simon Laplace.

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Among people born in 1872, Bertrand Russell ranks 2Before him is Roald Amundsen. After him are Piet Mondrian, Alexandra Kollontai, Johan Huizinga, Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Djemal Pasha, Sergei Diaghilev, Marcel Mauss, and Anton Denikin. Among people deceased in 1970, Bertrand Russell ranks 2Before him is Charles de Gaulle. After him are Janis Joplin, Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Erich Maria Remarque, Jimi Hendrix, António de Oliveira Salazar, Sukarno, Yukio Mishima, Max Born, and Hjalmar Schacht.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bertrand Russell ranks 39 out of 6,924. Before him are David Hume (1711), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Mary II of England (1662), Daniel Defoe (1660), Jane Austen (1775), and James Prescott Joule (1818). After him are Anthony Hopkins (1937), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Henry V of England (1386), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), William Wallace (1270), and Edward Jenner (1749).

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