New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


I. J. Good

1916 - 2009

Photo of I. J. Good

Icon of person I. J. Good

Irving John Good (9 December 1916 – 5 April 2009) was a British mathematician who worked as a cryptologist at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing. After the Second World War, Good continued to work with Turing on the design of computers and Bayesian statistics at the University of Manchester. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of I. J. Good has received more than 325,237 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). I. J. Good is the 844th most popular mathematician (down from 743rd in 2019), the 4,826th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,058th in 2019) and the 95th most popular British Mathematician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 330k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of I. J. Goods by language


Among mathematicians, I. J. Good ranks 844 out of 823Before him are Martin Davis, Poul Heegaard, Caucher Birkar, Demetrios Christodoulou, Edward Charles Titchmarsh, and Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn. After him are Ken Ribet, George Salmon, Philip Hall, Charles Hutton, Michael Aschbacher, and Andrei Okounkov.

Most Popular Mathematicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1916, I. J. Good ranks 264Before him are Richard Hofstadter, Betty Taylor, Spark Matsunaga, Virginia Gregg, Giuseppe Tosi, and Roderick Chisholm. After him are Martha Raye, Kåre Holt, Rupert Davies, Walker Percy, Nancye Wynne Bolton, and Beverly Cleary. Among people deceased in 2009, I. J. Good ranks 320Before him are Tapan Sinha, Kristina Brenk, Héctor Rossetto, Jang Ja-yeon, Paul Burke, and Gennadiy Shatkov. After him are Virginia Davis, Kálmán Markovits, Raúl Magaña, Rashidi Kawawa, Mohamed M. Atalla, and Sidney Wood.

Others Born in 1916

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2009

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, I. J. Good ranks 4,826 out of 7,765Before him are Terence Davies (1945), William Morgan (1547), Victoria Tennant (1950), Laura Fraser (1976), Peter Cook (1937), and Ewan MacColl (1915). After him are Alastair Reynolds (1966), Aimee Lou Wood (1995), Nick Griffin (1959), Arthur Surridge Hunt (1871), Montagu Love (1877), and Paul McGuigan (1963).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, I. J. Good ranks 95Before him are James Whitbread Lee Glaisher (1848), George Peacock (1791), Horace Lamb (1849), Richard K. Guy (1916), Frank Morley (1860), and Edward Charles Titchmarsh (1899). After him are Philip Hall (1904), Charles Hutton (1737), Simon Singh (1964), Neil Sloane (1939), Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765), and Timothy Gowers (1963).