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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, philosopher, logician, and public intellectual. He had a considerable influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science and various areas of analytic philosophy, especially philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.He was one of the early 20th century's most 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. Russell with Moore led the British "revolt against idealism". Together with his former teacher A. N. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertrand Russell has received more than 8,076,414 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 117 in 2019). Bertrand Russell is the 10th most popular mathematician, the 44th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 38th in 2019) 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 10 out of 823Before him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, Euclid, and Hypatia. After him are Al-Biruni, Bernhard Riemann, Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci, John Forbes Nash Jr., and Pierre-Simon Laplace.

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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, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Johan Huizinga, Haakon VII of Norway, Paul Langevin, Léon Blum, Emil Hácha, and Marcel Mauss. Among people deceased in 1970, Bertrand Russell ranks 3Before him are Charles de Gaulle and Janis Joplin. After him are Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Erich Maria Remarque, Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Hjalmar Schacht, and Max Born.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bertrand Russell ranks 44 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas More (1478), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Anthony Hopkins (1937), John Lennon (1940), Edward Jenner (1749), and James Clerk Maxwell (1831). After him are Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), Daniel Defoe (1660), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), David Ricardo (1772), and Charles, Prince of Wales (1948).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Bertrand Russell ranks 1After him are John Napier (1550), George Boole (1815), Ada Lovelace (1815), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Andrew Wiles (1953), and Brook Taylor (1685).