Charles Sanders Peirce

1839 - 1914

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Charles Sanders Peirce ( PURSS; September 10, 1839 – April 19, 1914) was an American scientist, mathematician, logician, and philosopher who is sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism". According to philosopher Paul Weiss, Peirce was "the most original and versatile of America's philosophers and America's greatest logician". Bertrand Russell wrote "he was one of the most original minds of the later nineteenth century and certainly the greatest American thinker ever". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Sanders Peirce has received more than 1,709,667 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Charles Sanders Peirce is the 43rd most popular mathematician (up from 44th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from United States (down from 225th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Mathematician.

Charles Sanders Peirce is most famous for his work in semiotics, which is the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation. He is also well known for his work in logic, mathematics, and philosophy.

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Over the past year Charles Sanders Peirce has had the most page views in the with 185,220 views, followed by Spanish (66,739), and French (24,236). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (44,600.00%), Pashto (163.37%), and Ido (110.71%)


Among mathematicians, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 43 out of 1,004Before him are Kurt Gödel, Johann Bernoulli, Emmy Noether, Pope Sylvester II, Gottlob Frege, and George Boole. After him are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Archytas, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Eudoxus of Cnidus.

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Among people born in 1839, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 6Before him are Paul Cézanne, John D. Rockefeller, Sully Prudhomme, Modest Mussorgsky, and Alfred Sisley. After him are Carol I of Romania, George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1914, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 6Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Pope Pius X, Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, and Frédéric Mistral. After him are Paul Heyse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, George Westinghouse, Carol I of Romania, Georg Trakl, and Jean Jaurès.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 228 out of 20,380Before him are Humphrey Bogart (1899), Talcott Parsons (1902), David Rockefeller (1915), Josephine Baker (1906), Tim Burton (1958), and Gwyneth Paltrow (1972). After him are Arthur Miller (1915), Peter Falk (1927), Walt Whitman (1819), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Michael Jordan (1963), and Steve Ballmer (1956).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Charles Sanders Peirce ranks 2Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928). After him are Norbert Wiener (1894), Claude Shannon (1916), Katherine Johnson (1918), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Mary Jackson (1921), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Alonzo Church (1903), Jesse Douglas (1897), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), and Paul Cohen (1934).