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...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...
...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...
...Pascal, Étienne Auvergne Basse-Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand Étienne Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand on 2 May 1588, the son of Martin Pascal, Treasurer of France, and died in Paris on 24 September 1651. According to his daughter Gilberte...
...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...
...Pierre Fermat was born in Beaumont-de-Lomagne in the first decade of the seventeenth century and died in Castres in January 1665. He was a magistrate in Toulouse and one of the most important mathematicians in the modern period. He...
...Bernard Frenicle de Bessy was born at the beginning of the century and died in 1674. He was a close friend of Marin Mersenne and shared his interest in questions of arithmetic. He was also one of the founding members of the Académie royale...
...Stampioen Jr, Jan Janszoon Jan Janszoon Stampioen Jr was born in Rotterdam in 1610. His father taught navigational theory and acted as surveyor and gauger. He was also named Jan Janszoon and the literature sometimes confuses the names...
...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...
...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...
...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...