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William Jones

1675 - 1749

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William Jones, FRS (1675 – 1 July 1749) was a Welsh mathematician, most noted for his use of the symbol π (the Greek letter Pi) to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. He was a close friend of Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Edmund Halley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Jones has received more than 48,183 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. William Jones is the 289th most popular mathematician (down from 227th in 2019), the 1,494th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,118th in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, William Jones ranks 289 out of 823Before him are Olga Ladyzhenskaya, John Graunt, Atle Selberg, Guo Shoujing, Peter Barlow, and Yi Xing. After him are Hans Hahn, Jacopo Riccati, Alan Baker, Julius Plücker, Johannes Widmann, and Rudolf Lipschitz.

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Among people born in 1675, William Jones ranks 7Before him are Pope Benedict XIV, Emperor Higashiyama, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Tarabai, and Claude Alexandre de Bonneval. After him are Vakhtang VI of Kartli, Princess Sibylle of Saxe-Lauenburg, Samuel Clarke, Frederick William, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Guillaume Delisle, and James Thornhill. Among people deceased in 1749, William Jones ranks 6Before him are Émilie du Châtelet, Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Adel Shah, Alessandro Magnasco, and Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. After him are Jan van Huysum, Claudine Guérin de Tencin, Matthias Bel, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, Jan Frans van Bloemen, and Mkhitar Sebastatsi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Jones ranks 1,494 out of 7,765Before him are Charles Macintosh (1766), Robert Filmer (1588), John Nash (1752), John Hunter (1728), Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770), and Oswald of Northumbria (604). After him are Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773), Gareth Bale (1989), Norman Davies (1939), Alan Baker (1939), David Edward Hughes (1831), and Sister Nivedita (1867).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, William Jones ranks 30Before him are George Atwood (1745), Thomas Simpson (1710), William George Horner (1786), John Wilkins (1614), John Graunt (1620), and Peter Barlow (1776). After him are Alan Baker (1939), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), George Green (1793), Edward Waring (1736), and William Sealy Gosset (1876).