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1872 – Russell – bio

1872 – Russell – bio

Bertrand Arthur William Russell was born in Trellech, Monmouthshire (Wales), England in 1872 and was a mathematician, a philosopher, a historian and an author of many books. He is considered to be one of the great logicians of his time and co-wrote, “Principia Mathematica” with Alfred North Whitehead. In 1901 he discovered a contradiction in current set theory that is now known as “Russell’s Paradox”. He was a mentor to Ludwig Wittgenstein. In 1945 he published, “A History of Western Philosophy” which later won a Nobel prize for literature.

PRECURSOR:
-0624 – Thales
-0575 – Pythagoras
-0469 – Socrates
-0425 – Plato
-0384 – Aristotle
-0325 – Euclid
1596 – Descartes
1845 – Cantor
1848 – Frege
1854 – Poincare

CONCURRENT:
1861 – Whitehead
1862 – Hilbert
1879 – Einstein
1889 – Wittgenstein

SUBSEQUENT:
1901 – Tarski
1906 – Godel
1912 – Turing

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