William Sealy Gosset

1876 - 1937

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William Sealy Gosset (13 June 1876 – 16 October 1937) was an English statistician, chemist and brewer who served as Head Brewer of Guinness and Head Experimental Brewer of Guinness and was a pioneer of modern statistics. He pioneered small sample experimental design and analysis with an economic approach to the logic of uncertainty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Sealy Gosset has received more than 487,200 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). William Sealy Gosset is the 382nd most popular mathematician (down from 342nd in 2019), the 1,776th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,741st in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Mathematician.

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Over the past year William Sealy Gosset has had the most page views in the with 55,391 views, followed by Spanish (7,171), and Russian (6,305). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Haitian (111.57%), Basque (96.28%), and Macedonian (70.57%)


Among mathematicians, William Sealy Gosset ranks 382 out of 1,004Before him are Felix Bernstein, Hypsicles, Sam Loyd, Viggo Brun, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, and Rudolf E. Kálmán. After him are William Jones, Elwin Bruno Christoffel, Richard Courant, Grigory Margulis, Maryam Mirzakhani, and Lennart Carleson.

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Among people born in 1876, William Sealy Gosset ranks 84Before him are Ignaz Seipel, Roman Malinovsky, Franz Schlegelberger, Madeleine Vionnet, Eugène-Henri Gravelotte, and Lev Berg. After him are Claude Farrère, Agustín Pedro Justo, Friedrich Traun, Gertrud von Le Fort, Thomas Hicks, and Mieczysław Karłowicz. Among people deceased in 1937, William Sealy Gosset ranks 72Before him are Alexander Shliapnikov, Philip de László, Gabriel Pierné, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, Jenő Hubay, and Elihu Root. After him are Karel Kramář, Ikki Kita, Paul Émile Chabas, Richard Boleslawski, Eero Järnefelt, and Máté Zalka.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Sealy Gosset ranks 1,776 out of 8,785Before him are Peter Vaughan (1923), Donald Maclean (1913), Mark Hollis (1955), Paul Di'Anno (1958), Reginald Lee (1870), and Keith Flint (1969). After him are Fred West (1941), Henry More (1614), Raymond Williams (1921), William Buckland (1784), David Roberts (1796), and Stephen Toulmin (1922).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, William Sealy Gosset ranks 37Before him are Alan Baker (1939), John Graunt (1620), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), Peter Barlow (1776), George Green (1793), and Roger Cotes (1682). After him are William Jones (1675), Mary Cartwright (1900), Thomas Bradwardine (1300), Edmund Gunter (1581), William Kingdon Clifford (1845), and Eric Temple Bell (1883).