|Born||4 August 1834|
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
|Died||4 April 1923 (aged 88)|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
|Institutions||University of Cambridge|
John Venn, FRS, FSA, (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. In 1884, he was awarded a Sc.D. by Cambridge.
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- ↑ 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.
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- ↑ 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.)
- ↑ 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.)
- ↑ "Portrait of John Venn". Royal Society Picture Library. Royal Society. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
- ↑ 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.