Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British 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 7,320,478 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 38th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 39th 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 828Before 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 38 out of 6,924Before 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).

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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).