William George Horner

1786 - 1837

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William George Horner (9 June 1786 – 22 September 1837) was a British mathematician. Proficient in classics; mathematics, he was a schoolmaster, headmaster and schoolkeeper, who wrote extensively on functional equations, number theory and approximation theory, but also on optics. His contribution to approximation theory is honoured in the designation Horner's method, in particular respect of a paper in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for 1819. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William George Horner has received more than 96,685 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). William George Horner is the 252nd most popular mathematician (up from 291st in 2019), the 1,288th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,428th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, William George Horner ranks 252 out of 823Before him are Simon Newcomb, Pierre Varignon, Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Thomas Simpson, Seleucus of Seleucia, and Jabir ibn Aflah. After him are Viktor Bunyakovsky, Michael Stifel, Andreas Osiander, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, Antoine Gombaud, and Abraham Zacuto.

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Among people born in 1786, William George Horner ranks 20Before him are Friedrich Kuhlau, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Duke Pius August in Bavaria, Chief Seattle, Guadalupe Victoria, and Kunisada. After him are François-Édouard Picot, Ludwig Börne, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Gaspar del Bufalo, Julius Jacob von Haynau, and Winfield Scott. Among people deceased in 1837, William George Horner ranks 16Before him are John Field, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, François Gérard, Duke Pius August in Bavaria, Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Philippe Buonarroti. After him are Adam Afzelius, Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria, 10th Dalai Lama, Ludwig Börne, Mariano José de Larra, and Gaspar del Bufalo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William George Horner ranks 1,288 out of 7,765Before him are David Prowse (1935), Sam Mendes (1965), John Newton (1725), Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), Kate Beckinsale (1973), and Colin Wilson (1931). After him are Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), Pattie Boyd (1944), Mark Phillips (1948), John Boyd Orr (1880), Williamina Fleming (1857), and David Ogilvy (1911).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, William George Horner ranks 26Before him are Henry Briggs (1561), John Horton Conway (1937), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), Robert Recorde (1512), George Atwood (1745), and Thomas Simpson (1710). After him are John Wilkins (1614), John Graunt (1620), Peter Barlow (1776), William Jones (1675), Alan Baker (1939), and John Edensor Littlewood (1885).