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1 United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880) [syn: Benjamin Peirce]
2 United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914) [syn: Charles Peirce, Charles Franklin Peirce]

Extensive Definition

Peirce may mean:
  • Benjamin Peirce, American mathematician, author of an article on rejection of data outliers Peirce's Criterion, and father of Charles Peirce
  • Bill Peirce (born 1938), economist, Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, and 2006 Ohio gubernatorial candidate
  • Charles Peirce (C.S. Peirce) (1839-1914), American logician, mathematician, scientist, philosopher, founder of pragmatism
  • Cyrus Peirce (1790-1860), American educator, Unitarian minister, and the founding president of the first American public normal school
  • Gareth Peirce (born c. 1940), British solicitor, known for taking on controversial and human rights cases
  • Hayford Peirce (born 1942, Bangor, Maine), American writer of science fiction, mysteries, and spy thrillers
  • Joseph Peirce (1748-1812), U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
  • Juliette Peirce (?-1934), second wife of the mathematician and philosopher Charles Peirce
  • Henry A. Peirce (Henry Augustus Peirce) (1808-1885) of Massachusetts. U.S. Minister to Hawaiian Islands, 1869-77. Hawaiian Minister of Foreign Affairs, March-July 1878, under King Kalakaua
  • Kimberly Peirce (born 1967), American film director
  • Leslie P. Peirce, american historian
  • Lincoln Peirce, American cartoonist known for the comic strip Big Nate
  • Robert B. F. Peirce (1843-1898) U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Victor Peirce (Victor George Peirce) (1958-2002), infamous Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria
  • Waldo Peirce (1884-1970), American painter, born in Bangor, Maine
  • Peirce College in Philadelphia
  • Peirce (crater), small lunar crater in the western part of Mare Crisium
  • Peirce School (also known as Old Peirce School), West Newton, Massachusetts

See also

peirce in German: Peirce
peirce in Italian: Peirce
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