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John Graunt

1620 - 1674

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John Graunt (24 April 1620 – 18 April 1674) has been regarded as the founder of demography. Graunt was one of the first demographers, and perhaps the first epidemiologist, though by profession he was a haberdasher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Graunt has received more than 195,838 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). John Graunt is the 284th most popular mathematician (down from 266th in 2019), the 1,458th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,318th in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, John Graunt ranks 284 out of 823Before him are Adolf Hurwitz, Richard S. Hamilton, Guillaume Postel, Lorenzo Mascheroni, Vergilius of Salzburg, and Olga Ladyzhenskaya. After him are Atle Selberg, Guo Shoujing, Peter Barlow, Yi Xing, William Jones, and Hans Hahn.

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Among people born in 1620, John Graunt ranks 9Before him are Edme Mariotte, Avvakum, Aelbert Cuyp, Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, Pierre Puget, and Miklós Zrínyi. After him are Jean Picard, Abraham van Beijeren, Nicholas Mercator, Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, and François Bernier. Among people deceased in 1674, John Graunt ranks 9Before him are Philippe de Champaigne, Giacomo Carissimi, Jan Lievens, Nicolaes Tulp, Jean Chapelain, and Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg. After him are Hallgrímur Pétursson, Matthias Weckmann, Leonaert Bramer, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, and Hu Zhengyan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Graunt ranks 1,458 out of 7,765Before him are David Roberts (1796), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Vidal Sassoon (1928), Frances de la Tour (1944), Ethel Smyth (1858), and Lorna Wing (1928). After him are Herbert Kilpin (1870), John Blow (1649), Edward Low (1690), George MacDonald (1824), Anthony Minghella (1954), and Jeffrey Archer (1940).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, John Graunt ranks 28Before him are Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), Robert Recorde (1512), George Atwood (1745), Thomas Simpson (1710), William George Horner (1786), and John Wilkins (1614). After him are Peter Barlow (1776), William Jones (1675), Alan Baker (1939), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), and George Green (1793).