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...Neile, William Brouncker, William, 2nd Viscount William Brouncker died in his London house on 5 April 1684. Little is known of him prior to his arrival at Oxford in 1642 in the company of his father and the court of Charles II, which...
... thesis, Oxford , 1982), pp. 188–99, 245–58. Feingold Mordechai , The Mathematicians’ Apprenticeship ( Cambridge , 1984). Kippis A. , Biographia Britannica (2nd edn, 1778–93; repr. Hildesheim, 1974), vol. 1, pp. 515–16. Toomer Gerald ,...
... 1652). Further Reading Apt A.J. , ‘ The Reception of Kepler’s Astronomy in England: 1596–1650 x’ (unpubl. D.Phil. thesis, Oxford , 1982), pp. 210–13. Feingold M. , The Mathematicians’ Apprenticeship ( Cambridge , 1984). Pumfrey Stephen , ‘“O...
...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...
... Brief Lives , ed. Andrew Clark , 2 vols ( Oxford , 1898), vol. 1, pp. 26–8. Feingold Mordechai , The Mathematicians’ Apprenticeship ( Cambridge , 1984). Foster Michael , ‘Thomas Allen (1540–1632), Gloucester Hall and the Survival...
...Neile, William William Neile, the eldest son of Sir Paul Neile, was born in York on 7 December 1637 in the palace of his grandfather Richard Neile, Archbishop of York. He died in White Waltham, Berkshire on 24 August 1670. ‘Deep...
...Graunt, John John Graunt was born in London on 24 April 1620 and died there from jaundice on 18 April 1674. The son of a collar-maker, he appears to have been the beneficiary of a sound primary education after which, aged sixteen, he...
...Flamsteed, John John Flamsteed was born in Denby, near Derby on 19 August 1646 to a wealthy maltster and died in Greenwich on 31 December 1719. While at the Derby Grammar School, he developed a serious rheumatic condition which resulted...
...Bathurst, Ralph Ralph Bathurst was born in Hothorpe, Northamptonshire, one of seventeen children of George Bathurst and Elisabeth Villiers. After receiving his primary schooling in the Free School at Coventry, Bathurst entered Gloucester...
...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...