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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 418,223 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. William Sealy Gosset is the 342nd most popular mathematician (up from 345th in 2019), the 1,746th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,722nd in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, William Sealy Gosset ranks 342 out of 823Before him are Edward Waring, Felix Bernstein, Jesse Douglas, Pietro Cataldi, Richard Hamming, and Paul Lévy. After him are Thomas Fincke, Stephen Smale, Edward Kasner, Karl Menger, Eutocius of Ascalon, and Ostilio Ricci.

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Among people born in 1876, William Sealy Gosset ranks 79Before him are Alvin Kraenzlein, Senjūrō Hayashi, Vladimir Nazor, André Tardieu, Franz Schlegelberger, and Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski. After him are Thomas Hicks, Lev Berg, Roman Malinovsky, Yusuf Akçura, Ahn Changho, and Eglantyne Jebb. Among people deceased in 1937, William Sealy Gosset ranks 63Before him are Horacio Quiroga, Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Gabriel Pierné, Hugo Meisl, Evgeny Pashukanis, and Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich. After him are Elihu Root, Paul Émile Chabas, Takeo Wakabayashi, Max von Gallwitz, Mélanie Bonis, and Ieronim Uborevich.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Sealy Gosset ranks 1,746 out of 7,765Before him are Noël Coward (1899), Antony Beevor (1946), Sid Watkins (1928), Arthur Rackham (1867), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), and Robert Maynard (1684). After him are John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), John Hughlings Jackson (1835), Julian of Norwich (1342), Tom Ellis (1978), Randolph Churchill (1911), and Rebecca West (1892).

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Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, William Sealy Gosset ranks 36Before him are William Jones (1675), Alan Baker (1939), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), George Green (1793), and Edward Waring (1736). After him are James Stirling (1692), David Cox (1924), Ernest William Brown (1866), Thomas Wright (1711), John Hadley (1682), and Thomas Bradwardine (1300).