John Horton Conway

1937 - 2020

John Horton Conway

John Horton Conway (26 December 1937 – 11 April 2020) was an English mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He also made contributions to many branches of recreational mathematics, most notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life. Born and raised in Liverpool, Conway spent the first half of his career at the University of Cambridge before moving to the United States, where he held the John von Neumann Professorship at Princeton University for the rest of his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Horton Conway has received more than 1,019,177 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 205th most popular mathematician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Horton Conways by language


Among mathematicians, John Horton Conway ranks 205 out of 746Before him are Seymour Papert, Thomas Abbt, Lars Ahlfors, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Jan Łukasiewicz, and Édouard Lucas. After him are Kazimierz Kuratowski, L. E. J. Brouwer, Piet Hein, Victor D'Hondt, Atle Selberg, and Thomas Simpson.

Most Popular Mathematicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1937, John Horton Conway ranks 73Before him are Dick Dale, Robert Huber, Shirley Bassey, Bruce McCandless II, Ronald Venetiaan, and Karel Schwarzenberg. After him are Erich Segal, Tamara Press, Rafael Moneo, Joseph Nye, Neeme Järvi, and Jean-Pierre Beltoise. Among people deceased in 2020, John Horton Conway ranks 17Before him are Philip Warren Anderson, Stirling Moss, Joel Schumacher, Kenny Rogers, Clive Cussler, and Dmitry Yazov. After him are Brian Dennehy, Freeman Dyson, Vera Lynn, Jerry Stiller, Jack Welch, and Carl Reiner.

Others Born in 1937

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2020

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Horton Conway ranks 933 out of 5,347Before him are William Carey (1761), Ebenezer Howard (1850), William Henry (1774), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), David I of Scotland (1084), and Gertrude Bell (1868). After him are Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Natasha Richardson (1963), Ken Hensley (1945), Rob Halford (1951), William Henry Perkin (1838), and Richard Griffiths (1947).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, John Horton Conway ranks 20Before him are Robert Grosseteste (1175), Andrew Wiles (1953), William Oughtred (1574), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Arthur Cayley (1821), and James Gregory (1638). After him are Thomas Simpson (1710), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Henry Briggs (1561), John Wilkins (1614), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), and William Jones (1675).

Mathematicians Born in United Kingdom

Go to all Rankings