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...Picard, Jean Académie royale des sciences La Flèche Jean Picard was born in July 1620 (baptized on 21 July) in La Flèche in Anjou Anjou into a modest family of booksellers. He died in Paris Paris on 12 October 1682. He first studied...
...Burridge, Ezekiel Ezekiel Burridge was born, probably in Ireland, around 1661. He was an official of the (Anglican) Irish Church, but is chiefly known today as the translator of Locke’s Essay. Burridge entered Trinity College, Dublin...
...Browne, Peter Peter Browne was born in Co. Dublin, and died in Co. Cork on 25 August 1735. He entered Trinity College, Dublin on 16 June 1682. Among his Trinity contemporaries was Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan , who described Browne...
...Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was born in Danzig (Gdansk) on 24 May 1686 and died in The Hague on 16 September 1736. After his parents died in 1701, he was sent to Amsterdam to be a commercial apprentice but he decided to become a scientific...
...Molyneux, Samuel Samuel Molyneux was born in Chester on 18 July 1689, his family having temporarily moved there during the turbulence in Ireland. He died in or near London on 13 April 1728. He was the only surviving child of William...
...Pieter (also Petrus) van Musschenbroek was born in Leiden on 14 March 1692 and died there on 19 September 1761. He came from a family of instrument-makers. His father Johan had specialized in scientific instruments such as air pumps...
...Daniel Friedrich Hoheisel was born in Danzig in 1698, the son of a merchant, and died in Halle in 1732 at a young age. He began his studies of philosophy and jurisprudence in 1715 at Leipzig, became Magister of philosophy in 1720 and began...
...Daniel Bernoulli was born into family of scholars from the city of Basle in Switzerland, which produced a number of important mathematicians during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He was born on 8 February 1700 in Groningen...
...The Marquis d’Argens was born in Aix-en-Provence on 27 June 1703 and died at La Garde (near Toulon) on 12 January 1771. The eldest son of an old aristocratic family that was well represented in the local legal profession, he received his...
...Johann Christoph Bohl (also Bohlius, Bohle) was born in Königsberg on 16 November 1703 and died there on 29 December 1785. He matriculated at the university in Königsberg on 25 September 1719, and while a student served as a respondent...