Google Doodle for today …. John Venn’s 180th birthday!!


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~~August 4, 2014~~ 

John Venn, (4 August 1834 – 4 April 1923) was an English logician and philosopher. He is famous for introducing the Venn diagram, which is used in many fields, including set theory, probability, logic, statistics, and computer science.

~~Life and career~~

John Venn was born on 4 August 1834 in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire to Martha Sykes and Rev. Henry Venn, who was the rector of the parish of Drypool. His mother died when he was three years old. Venn was descended from a long line of church evangelicals, including his grandfather John Venn.

He began his education in London joining Sir Roger Cholmeley’s School, now known as Highgate School,with his brother Henry in September 1846. He moved on to Islington proprietary school and in October 1853 he went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1857, he obtained his degree in mathematics and became a fellow. He would follow his family vocation and become an Anglican priest, ordained in 1859, serving first at the church in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and later in Mortlake, Surrey.

In 1862, he returned to Cambridge University as a lecturer in moral science, studying and teaching logic and probability theory.

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In 1868, he married Susanna Carnegie Edmonstone with whom he had one son, John Archibald Venn.

In 1883, he resigned from the clergy having concluded that Anglicanism was incompatible with his philosophical beliefs. In that same year, Venn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded a Sc.D. by Cambridge.

He died on 4 April 1923; the cause of his death was not specified.

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Google has created an interactive doodle to mark the 180th birthday of John Venn.

The internet giant has devised one of its iconic moving illustrations to commemorate the life of the philosopher, best known for creating the Venn diagram.

In the diagram, circles are used to visually and logically sort groups to illustrate their relationships to each other.

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For example, one circle may contain things that are mammals.

The other circle may contain things that have wings.

The overlapping space that both circles occupy would consist of mammals that have wings.

The doodle allows internet users to choose two circles, which then overlap.

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~~SOURCES~~ 

http://www.google.com/doodles/john-venns-180th-birthday

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/john-venns-180th-birthday-google-3979203

http://www.biography.com/people/john-venn-9517136

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Venn

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~~John Venn Google Doodle~~

~~Published on Aug 3, 2014~~

Google shows amazing interactive Doodle for honoring John Venn on his 180th birthday on August 4th, 2014.

John Venn was born on 4 August 1834 in Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire in England. 

In John Venn Google Doodle, circles are used to visually and logically sort groups to illustrate their relationships to each other. For example, one circle may contain things that are mammals. The other circle may contain things that have wings. The overlapping space that both circles occupy would consist of mammals that have wings. 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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3 thoughts on “Google Doodle for today …. John Venn’s 180th birthday!!

    • I learned about this today, at least the source! So many times that I’ve seen those circles but didn’t know about Mr. Venn …. this is one of the many reasons I like blogging.

      🙂

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