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John Venn

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John Venn
Born(1834-08-04)4 August 1834
Died4 April 1923(1923-04-04) (aged 88)
Cambridge, England
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge

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.

In 1883, Venn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[5] In 1884, he was awarded a Sc.D. by Cambridge.[6]

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  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. 10 (59). Taylor & Francis: 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.