Who is John Venn?June 25, 2021
John Venn (4 August 1834 – 4 April 1923) was a British logician and philosopher.
He became famous after he introduced the Venn diagram, and it is used in many fields including Probability, Logic, Statistics, and Computer Science, Set Theory.
John Venn was born in 1834 in Hull, Yorkshire. His mother, Martha Sykes, came from Swanland, near Hull, who died after John was just three years old.
John Venn died in Cambridge in 1923 and is buried in the nearby Trumpington Churchyard (Internal).
A stained glass window in the dining hall of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, commemorates Venn’s work.
The Venn Building, next to the University of Hull in memory of Venn, was built in 1928.