John Venn FRS FSA
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John Venn FRS FSA (1834 - 1923)

Reverend John Venn FRS FSA
Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
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John Venn was an English mathematician, logician and philosopher noted for introducing the Venn diagram, used in the fields of set theory, probability, logic, statistics, competition math, and computer science. In 1866, Venn published The Logic of Chance, a ground-breaking book which espoused the frequency theory of probability, offering that probability should be determined by how often something is forecast to occur as opposed to “educated” assumptions. Venn then further developed George Boole's theories in the 1881 work Symbolic Logic, where he highlighted what would become known as Venn diagrams.

From the mid 1880s his work on the History of the University became his dominant interest. Alumni Cantabrigienses, from Earliest Times to 1900 (1922), was compiled with the help of his son.


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Hi C., the England Project would like to co-manage this profile with you due to his significance. See Project-Managed Profiles Help for more information. I am adding the England project box today and will send you a trusted list request so you can add the England project account to the profile. Please contact me if you would like to discuss. Thanks so much, Gillian, Leader, England Project.
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John is 24 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 14 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.