John Venn

1834 - 1923

John Venn

John Venn, FRS, FSA (4 August 1834 – 4 April 1923) was an English mathematician, logician and philosopher noted for introducing the Venn diagram, used in the fields of set theory, probability, logic, statistics, competition math, and computer science. In 1866, Venn published The Logic of Chance, a ground-breaking book which espoused the frequency theory of probability, offering that probability should be determined by how often something is forecast to occur as opposed to “educated” assumptions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Venn has received more than 365,788 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 192nd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Venn ranks 191 out of 1,005Before him are Sextus Empiricus, Jean-François Lyotard, Xun Kuang, Pierre Gassendi, Apollonius of Tyana, and Anaximenes of Miletus. After him are Pierre Bayle, Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Diogenes of Apollonia, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Proclus, and Benjamin Constant.

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Among people born in 1834, John Venn ranks 7Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev, Edgar Degas, Gottlieb Daimler, Ernst Haeckel, William Morris, and Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. After him are Duchess Helene in Bavaria, August Weismann, Léon Walras, Amilcare Ponchielli, Jan Neruda, and Charles Spurgeon. Among people deceased in 1923, John Venn ranks 10Before him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Wilhelm Röntgen, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Jaroslav Hašek, Constantine I of Greece, and Pancho Villa. After him are Warren G. Harding, Dietrich Eckart, Julius Martov, Pierre Loti, Damdin Sükhbaatar, and James Dewar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Venn ranks 259 out of 5,347Before him are Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Anthony Eden (1897), C. F. Powell (1903), Edward Gibbon (1737), Mary Boleyn (1499), and Roger Waters (1943). After him are David Gilmour (1946), Ken Loach (1936), Richard Trevithick (1771), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Christopher Marlowe (1564), and Rod Stewart (1945).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Venn ranks 14Before him are Herbert Spencer (1820), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), Joseph Priestley (1733), and Alcuin (735). After him are Thomas Carlyle (1795), William Godwin (1756), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), G. E. Moore (1873), and J. L. Austin (1911).