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Frank P. Ramsey

1903 - 1930

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Frank Plumpton Ramsey (; 22 February 1903 – 19 January 1930) was a British philosopher, mathematician, and economist who made major contributions to all three fields before his death at the age of 26. He was a close friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein and, as an undergraduate, translated Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus into English. He was also influential in persuading Wittgenstein to return to philosophy and Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank P. Ramsey has received more than 349,586 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Frank P. Ramsey is the 318th most popular mathematician (up from 416th in 2019), the 1,608th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,999th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Frank P. Ramsey ranks 318 out of 823Before him are Oronce Finé, Edmund Landau, Shing-Tung Yau, Kiyosi Itô, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, and Abū Sahl al-Qūhī. After him are Gaston Julia, Ernesto Cesàro, Theodor Kaluza, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Jacques Charles François Sturm, and Isaac Beeckman.

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Among people born in 1903, Frank P. Ramsey ranks 112Before him are Michail Stasinopoulos, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Flaminio Bertoni, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, and Maria Giuseppa Robucci. After him are K. Kamaraj, Ma Bufang, Nikos Zachariadis, Steven Runciman, Cigerxwîn, and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu. Among people deceased in 1930, Frank P. Ramsey ranks 45Before him are Theodor Nöldeke, Adolf Engler, Eduard Meyer, Emil Krebs, Rafael Merry del Val, and Riccardo Drigo. After him are Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera, Alois Jirásek, Carl Panzram, Eric Lemming, Paul Émile Appell, and Mabel Normand.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frank P. Ramsey ranks 1,608 out of 7,765Before him are Paul Di'Anno (1958), Sean Harris (1966), John Nelson Darby (1800), Rædwald of East Anglia (550), Joe Davis (1901), and George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737). After him are Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Penelope Wilton (1946), Richard Adams (1920), Taliesin (518), Jeff Lynne (1947), and Christopher Hitchens (1949).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Frank P. Ramsey ranks 33Before him are John Wilkins (1614), John Graunt (1620), Peter Barlow (1776), William Jones (1675), Alan Baker (1939), and John Edensor Littlewood (1885). After him are George Green (1793), Edward Waring (1736), William Sealy Gosset (1876), James Stirling (1692), David Cox (1924), and Ernest William Brown (1866).