Early Life • John was born in 1834 to Martha Sykes and Henry Venn. • He studied at Cambridge and graduated in 1857 • Later in 1859 John was ordained as a priest
His work • He was skilled at building machines. • He published three texts on logic • introduced the frequency theory of probability in 1866
Slide 4 • he invented the Venn diagrams • He was elected to the royal society • Wrote a history of his collage
Information • In 1862 he lectured about Moral Science at Cambridge University • He was awarded a mathematics scholarship
Memorials • A stained glass window in the dining hall of Cambridge commemorates Venn's work. • He is commemorated at the University of Hull by the Venn Building.
Web sites • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Venn • http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Venn.html • http://www.teachervision.fen.com/mathematicians/biography/6132.html