John Venn

English logician and philosopher (1834-1923)

John Venn, FRS,[2][3] FSA,[4] (4 August 1834 – 4 April 1923) was an English logician and philosopher. He introduced the Venn diagram. The Venn diagram is one of many ways to represent logical relationships. It is well-known because it is easy to understand, and is used in elementary set theory, probability, logic, statistics, competition math, and computer science.

John Venn
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Born(1834-08-04)4 August 1834
Died4 April 1923(1923-04-04) (aged 88)
Cambridge, England
NationalityEnglish
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
Logic[1]
Philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
Signature
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In 1883, Venn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[5] In 1884, he was awarded a Sc.D. by Cambridge.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Venn, John (July 1880). "I. On the Diagrammatic and Mechanical Representation of Propositions and Reasonings" (PDF). The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. 5. Taylor & Francis. 10 (59): 1–18. doi:10.1080/14786448008626877. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 May 2017.
  2. Anonymous (October 2003). "Venn biography". School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. Pickles, John D. (2004). "Venn, John Archibald (1883–1958)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/40972. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. John R. Gibbins, 'Venn, John (1834–1923)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2006 "Venn, John (1834–1923), philosopher and antiquary". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36639. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. "Portrait of John Venn". Royal Society Picture Library. Royal Society. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  6. Edwards, A. W. F (2009). "Statistical Methods for Evolutionary Trees". Genetics. 183 (1): 5–12. doi:10.1534/genetics.109.107847. PMC 2746166. PMID 19797062.