John Wilkins

1614 - 1672

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John Wilkins, (14 February 1614–19 November 1672) was an Anglican clergyman, natural philosopher and author, and was one of the founders of the Royal Society. He was Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death. Wilkins is one of the few persons to have headed a college at both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wilkins has received more than 184,869 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John Wilkins is the 278th most popular mathematician (down from 236th in 2019), the 1,381st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,071st in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, John Wilkins ranks 278 out of 828. Before him are Gaston Julia, Jacopo Riccati, Tatyana Afanasyeva, Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Adolf Hurwitz, and Alan Baker. After him are Paul Cohen, Anatoly Fomenko, Oronce Finé, Lorenzo Mascheroni, Pavel Alexandrov, and Eugenio Beltrami.

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Among people born in 1614, John Wilkins ranks 4Before him are Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Franciscus Sylvius, and Juan Carreño de Miranda. After him are Henry More, Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg, Hallgrímur Pétursson, Martino Martini, Michał Boym, Jahanara Begum, and Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels. Among people deceased in 1672, John Wilkins ranks 7Before him are Heinrich Schütz, Johan de Witt, John II Casimir Vasa, Peter Stuyvesant, Franciscus Sylvius, and Al-Rashid of Morocco. After him are Adriaen van de Velde, Pierre Séguier, Anne Marie Martinozzi, Georg Stiernhielm, Anne Bradstreet, and Pedro Calungsod.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Wilkins ranks 1,381 out of 6,924. Before him are Wayne Rooney (1985), Arthur Drewry (1891), David Bradley (1942), Alan Baker (1939), Michael Anderson (1920), and Bernie Taupin (1950). After him are Anthony Daniels (1946), Alan Bates (1934), Peter Burke (1937), David Ogilvy (1911), Samuel Bellamy (1689), and Reginald Lee (1870).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, John Wilkins ranks 30Before him are William Jones (1675), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), George Atwood (1745), Robert Recorde (1512), John Graunt (1620), and Alan Baker (1939). After him are William George Horner (1786), Peter Barlow (1776), George Green (1793), William Sealy Gosset (1876), Roger Cotes (1682), and Thomas Wright (1711).