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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...
...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...
...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...
...Napier, John John Napier was born in Merchiston Castle, to the 16-year-old Sir Archibald Napier, and died there on 4 April 1617. In October 1563 Napier was sent to the University of St Andrews and after a year or two there left...
...Emerson, William William Emerson was born and died in the village of Hurworth, near Darlington, County Durham. He was the son of Dudley Emerson, a schoolmaster. He was taught mathematics by his father and classics by the curate of Hurworth,...
...Cavendish, William, Duke of Newcastle Oughtred, William William Oughtred was born at Eton College on 5 March 1575 and died in Albury on 30 June 1660. The son of Benjamin Oughtred, who was butler and writing teacher there, he was educated...
...Collins, John John Collins was born in Wood Eaton in March 1625 and died in London on 10 November 1683. He was the son of a nonconformist divine, and was educated at a local Grammar School. In later years he regretted that his parents...