• Born year: 1912
  • Born in: England
  • Death year: 1941
  • Death in: England
Francis Skinner

Sidney George Francis Guy Skinner "Francis" (1912–1941) was a friend, collaborator, and alleged lover of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. He was born in 1912 in Kensington, London, England. While studying mathematics at Cambridge in 1930, Skinner fell under Wittgenstein's influence and "became utterly, uncritically, and almost obsessively devoted to Wittgenstein.". Their relationship was characterized by Skinner's eagerness to please Wittgenstein and conform to his opinions.