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# John Venn

John Venn is a famous mathematician who created the venn diagram!
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## Jillian Boyd

on 22 June 2010

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The Life and Works of John Venn The Life The Works John Venn was born in 1834 in Hull, Yorkshire John Venn died in 1923 at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge After attending Highgate school, John Venn went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and earned a degree in mathematics John Venn has done many different things after graduating from Cambridge College in 1857. His Educations and Occupations His Family John Venns mother was Martha Sykes She died in 1837 (when John was only three years old) John Venns father was the Rev. Henry Venn He died in 1873(when John was thirty nine years old) In 1867, John Venn married Susanna Carnegie Edmonstone, daughter of the Rev Charles Edmonstone The couple had only one child together, John Archibald Venn. Who grew up to be just like his father. Maybe it was because he helped his father study logic and write a few books when he was a boy, who knows? John Venns works as an Author In 1866, John Venn wrote The Logic Of Chance John Venn published Symbolic Logic in 1881 In 1889, John Venn wrote The Principles of Empirical Logic He also wrote two volumes on the history of Cambridge University with his son, in 1922 John Venns works as a Mathmetician John Venn created the Venn Diagram The Venn Diagram is a diagram made from two or three circle put together to make a chart.
This is an example of a Venn Diagram The venn diagram is a chart used to compare things by sorting the them into groups based on their charasteristics If I wanted to compare and contrast these two shapes in a Venn Diagram, this is how I would do it: Has 3 sides Has 1 side Has 3 vertices Has no vertices are both geometric shapes are both regular Rounded Sharp edged Circle Triangle Both Overall, John Venn and his invention of the venn diagram has changed the world of mathematics forever! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Venn_(Church_Missionary_Society)

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