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...Colson, John John Colson died at Cambridge on 20 January 1760. He was the son of Francis Colson, vicar-choral of the cathedral at Lichfield. John was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, but did not graduate. From 1709 to 1739 he...
...Saunderson, Nicholas Nicholas Saunderson was born at Thurlstone, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and died of gangrene in Cambridge on 19 April 1739. He lost his sight through smallpox when twelve months old. He was taught arithmetic by his...
...Castillioneus, Johannes Giovanni Francesco Salvemini was born in 1709 in the small Italian town of Castiglione (near Brescia), which gave him the name by which he is best known. He studied law and liberal arts in Pisa and then moved...
...Wingate, Edmund Edmund Wingate was baptized at Flamborough, Yorkshire on 11 June 1596 and died in London in December 1656. The son of a Bedfordshire landowner, he matriculated from Queen’s College, Oxford, in 1610, graduating BA in 1614...
...Kinckhuysen, Gerard Gerard Kinckhuysen, eldest of the four sons of a Haarlem businessman of the same name (1583–1647) and of his wife Margraete Philips van Maeseyck, was born toward the end of April 1625. The family belonged to one...
...Lipstorp, Daniel Daniel Lipstorp was born on 10 May 1631 in Lübeck. He entered Rostock University in 1645, graduating MA in 1651. The next year he studied under the mathematician Johann Adolph Tasse (1585–1654) at Hamburg for some time...
...Known as the Marquis de l’Hôpital, this important figure in the history of mathematics held the titles of marquis de Sainte-Mesme and comte d’Entremont. Born in Paris, he was the son of Anne-Alexandre de L’Hôpital and Elizabeth de Gobelin....
...Jurin, JohnSimson, Robert Newton, Isaac Robert Simson was born at Kirktonhill in Ayrshire (Scotland) on 14 October 1687 and died in Glasgow on 1 October 1768. He entered Glasgow University in March 1702 with the intention of training...
...Ellis, Robert Leslie Robert Leslie Ellis was born in Bath on 25 August 1817 and died at Anstey Hall, Trumpington on 12 May 1859. Ellis was never at school. He was educated by two private tutors at Bath, one for classics, the other...
...Smith, William Robertson William Robertson Smith was born at New Farm, near Keig, Aberdeenshire on 8 November 1846 and died in Cambridge on 31 March 1894. He received his earliest education at home; then, from 1861 to 1865, he studied...