Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

Bertrand Russell

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 also 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 5,122,656 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Bertrand Russell ranks 10 out of 746Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss, Euclid, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, and Hypatia. After him are Fibonacci, Pierre de Fermat, Bernhard Riemann, Al-Biruni, Pierre-Simon Laplace, and John Forbes Nash Jr..

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Among people born in 1872, Bertrand Russell ranks 3Before him are Roald Amundsen and Piet Mondrian. After him are Alexandra Kollontai, Johan Huizinga, Alexandra Feodorovna, Haakon VII of Norway, Calvin Coolidge, Emil Hácha, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, and Louis Blériot. Among people deceased in 1970, Bertrand Russell ranks 2Before him is Charles de Gaulle. After him are Janis Joplin, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Abraham Maslow, Erich Maria Remarque, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Max Born, and Alexander Kerensky.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bertrand Russell ranks 39 out of 5,347Before him are David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), Jane Austen (1775), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Thomas More (1478), and Lord Byron (1788). After him are Anne Boleyn (1501), Francis Drake (1540), William Wallace (1270), James Prescott Joule (1818), Lewis Carroll (1832), and Robert Hooke (1635).

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Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Bertrand Russell ranks 1After him are John Napier (1550), George Boole (1815), Ada Lovelace (1815), G. H. Hardy (1877), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Thomas Harriot (1560), Isaac Barrow (1631), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), John Couch Adams (1819), and Michael Atiyah (1929).

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