John Venn

b. 4 August 1834 d. 4 April 1923
  • I. Grattan-Guinness


Venn is remembered largely for his writings on logic and his compilation of data on alumni of Cambridge University, but he also wrote a widely read text-book on probability theory.


Venn Diagram College Library Elementary Logic Convex Shape Slow Rise 
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  1. Collection of manuscripts, Gonville and Caius College Library, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  2. Krúger, L. (1987). The slow rise of probabilism..., in Krúger et al. (eds.), The Probabilistic Revolution. Vol. 1, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 59–89.Google Scholar
  3. Shearman, A.T. (1906). The Development of Symbolic Logic. Williams and Norgate, London (repr. 1990, Thoemmes, Bristol). [Author a student of Venn.]MATHGoogle Scholar
  4. Venn, J. (1866). The Logic of Chance. McMillan, London. [2nd ed. 1876; 3rd ed. 1888, repr. 1962, Chelses, New York.]Google Scholar
  5. Venn, J. (1889). The Principles of Empirical or Inductive Logic. McMillan, London. [2nd ed. 1907.]Google Scholar
  6. Venn, J. (1888). Symbolic Logic. McMillan, London. [2nd ed. 1894, repr. 1970, Dover, New York.]Google Scholar

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