William Gemmell Cochran

1909 - 1980

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William Gemmell Cochran (15 July 1909 – 29 March 1980) was a prominent statistician. He was born in Scotland but spent most of his life in the United States. Cochran studied mathematics at the University of Glasgow and the University of Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Gemmell Cochran has received more than 46,171 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). William Gemmell Cochran is the 769th most popular mathematician (down from 714th in 2019), the 4,351st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,661st in 2019) and the 91st most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, William Gemmell Cochran ranks 769 out of 828. Before him are Charles Hutton, Joseph Wedderburn, Vaughan Jones, Stanislav Smirnov, Marston Morse, and Yury Osipov. After him are Demetrios Christodoulou, Raoul Bott, Elwyn Berlekamp, Simon Singh, Evelyn Boyd Granville, and Christine Darden.

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Among people born in 1909, William Gemmell Cochran ranks 284Before him are Frances Dee, Robert Serber, Alan Curtis, Raúl Landini, Karen Morley, and Dorothy Round. After him are Dragomir Tošić, Wallace Stegner, Evelyne Hall, C. Douglas Dillon, Bimal Roy, and George Saling. Among people deceased in 1980, William Gemmell Cochran ranks 229Before him are Dorothy Stratten, Barbara Pym, Erle C. Kenton, Larry Williams, Walter Susskind, and Barbara Loden. After him are Félix Welkenhuysen, John McEwen, Milburn Stone, George Borg Olivier, Helen Gahagan Douglas, and Duke Pearson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Gemmell Cochran ranks 4,351 out of 6,924. Before him are James Allison (1968), Talulah Riley (1985), Davey Boy Smith (1962), Henry De la Beche (1796), Stuart Baird (1947), and Stephen Wiltshire (1974). After him are Jeremy Hunt (1966), Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading (1860), Thomas Lodge (1558), Nick Frost (1972), Maxim (1967), and Philip Selway (1967).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, William Gemmell Cochran ranks 91Before him are Simon Donaldson (1957), Horace Lamb (1849), George Peacock (1791), I. J. Good (1916), Charles Hutton (1737), and Joseph Wedderburn (1882). After him are Simon Singh (1964), Neil Sloane (1939), W. T. Tutte (1917), Timothy Gowers (1963), Nigel Hitchin (1946), and Stuart Milner-Barry (1906).