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...Jacques Du Chevreul (also known by the name of Chevreuil, Du Chevreuil, and by the Latin form Capreolus) was born in 1595 and died in 1649 after many years spent teaching philosophy and mathematics at the Collège d’Harcourt, one of the main...
...Ismaël Boulliau was born in Loudun in the Poitou on 28 September 1605, and died in Paris on 25 November 1694. An early Copernican, Keplerian and defender of Galileo, Boulliau was the most noted astronomer of his generation, a pivotal figure...
...Rooke, Laurence Laurence Rooke was born in Deptford on 13 March 1622 and died in London on 27 June 1662. The eldest son of George Rooke of Monkshorton, Kent, he entered Eton College in 1639, and in June of the following year was admitted...
...Rome Rouen Adrien Auzout was born in Rouen on 28 January 1622 and died in Rome on 23 May 1691. His father was clerk to the vicomté de Rouen. There is no available information regarding his first schooling, but it is presumed that he studied...
...Bologna Studio of Cassini, Giovanni Domenico Nice Paris Perinaldo Ventimiglia Giovanni Domenico Cassini, known in France as Jean-Dominique Cassini, was born in 1625, in Perinaldo near Ventimiglia and Nice. He died in Paris, in September...
...Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and high-ranking civil servant, was born on 25 September 1644 in Aarhus and died in Copenhagen on 19 September 1710. He was the son of a modest merchant and began studying the sciences at the University...
...Ferguson, James James Ferguson was born near Rothiemay, Banffshire (Scotland), and died in London. An astronomer and sometime portrait painter, he came from a humble background but was lucky enough to secure a number of patrons; George III...
...Oliver, Peter Oliver, Daniel Hutchinson, Governor Thomas Eliot, Jared Essays upon Field-Husbandry in New England Clark, Mary Belcher, Jonathan Belcher, Elizabeth A notable jurist and scientist by training, Andrew Oliver's life spanned...
...Harriot, Thomas Allen, Thomas Thomas Allen was born in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire on 21 December 1540 and died in Oxford on 30 November 1632. The first two decades of his life remain obscure, as it is not known why he came to Oxford only...
...Briggs, Henry Henry Briggs was born in Warley Wood, near Halifax in Yorkshire, in February 1561 and died in Oxford on 26 January 1631. He demonstrated such promise while at the local Grammar School that his parents were persuaded in 1577...