Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/7) was an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recogni...
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Thomas Baker (mathematician)
Thomas Baker (1625?–1689), was an English mathematician notable for producing a solution of biquadratic equations.
Baker is said to have been fifteen years old when he became a battler at Magdalen...
William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker
William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker, PRS (1620 – 5 April 1684) was an English mathematician who introduced Brouncker's formula, and was the first President of the Royal Society.
Brouncker w...
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Henry Briggs (mathematician)
Henry Briggs (February 1561 – 26 January 1630) was an English mathematician notable for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms, which are sometimes k...
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Thomas Branker
Thomas Branker (Brancker) (1633–1676) was an English mathematician.
He was born at Barnstaple in August 1633, the son of another Thomas Brancker, a graduate of Exeter College, Oxford, who was in 1...
Abraham Sharp
Abraham Sharp (1653 – 18 July 1742) was an English mathematician and astronomer.
Sharp was born in Horton Hall in Little Horton, Bradford, the son of well-to-do merchant John Sharp and Mary (née C...
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Richard Sault
Richard Sault (died 1702) was an English mathematician, editor and translator, one of The Athenian Society. On the strength of his Second Spira he is also now credited as a Christian Cartesian philos...
Edward Brerewood
Edward Brerewood (or Bryerwood) (c. 1565–1613) was an English scholar and antiquary. He was a mathematician and logician, and wrote an influential book on the origin of languages.
He was son of Ro...
Henry Gellibrand
Henry Gellibrand (1597–1637) was an English mathematician. He is known for his work on the Earth's magnetic field. He discovered that magnetic declination – the angle of dip of a compass needle ...
Thomas Lydiat
Thomas Lydiat (1572–1646) was a clergyman and mathematician in England. In his time he was noted as a chronologer and was an opponent in controversy of Scaliger. He is now considered, albeit in ...
John Holwell
John Holwell (24 November 1649 – 1686?) was an English astrologer and mathematician.
He was probably the John Holwell, son of Thomas and Catherine Holwell, who was baptised at St. James’s, C...
Peter Turner (mathematician)
Peter Turner (1586–1652) was an English mathematician.
He matriculated at St Mary Hall, Oxford in 1600, and graduated M.A. at Christ Church, Oxford in 1605. He became a Fellow of Merton College, O...
Walter Warner
Walter Warner (1563–1643) was an English mathematician and scientist.
He was born in Leicestershire and educated at Merton College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1578.At the end of the sixteent...
Gilbert Clerke
Gilbert Clerke (1626–c.1697) was an English mathematician, natural philosopher and Socinian theological writer.
Born at Uppingham, Rutland, in 1626, he was a son of John Clerke, master of th...
Thomas Harriot
Thomas Harriot (Oxford, ca. 1560 – London, 2 July 1621) — or spelled Harriott, Hariot, or Heriot — was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator. He is sometimes credited with...
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Thomas Fale
Thomas Fale (fl. 1604) was an English mathematician.
Fale matriculated as a sizar of Caius College, Cambridge, in November 1578, removed to Corpus Christi College in 1582, went out B.A. in 1582–3,...
Edmond Halley
Edmond Halley, FRS (commonly misspelt as Edmund; pronounced /ˈɛdmənd ˈhæli/; 8 November 1656 – 14 January 1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who...
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Jonas Moore
Sir Jonas Moore, FRS (1617–1679) was an English mathematician, surveyor, Ordnance Officer and patron of astronomy. He participated in two of the most ambitious English civil engineering projects of th...
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Flower of Kent
The Flower of Kent is a green cultivar of cooking apple. According to the story, this is the apple Isaac Newton saw falling to ground from its tree, inspiring his laws of universal gravitation. It is ...
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John Wallis
John Wallis (23 November 1616 – 28 October 1703) was an English mathematician who is given partial credit for the development of infinitesimal calculus. Between 1643 and 1689 he served as chief crypt...
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John Collins (mathematician)
John Collins (25 March 1625 – 10 November 1683) was an English mathematician. He is most known for his extensive correspondence with leading scientists and mathematicians such as Giovanni Alfonso Bore...
William Gascoigne (scientist)
William Gascoigne (1612 – 2 July 1644) was an English astronomer, mathematician and maker of scientific instruments from Middleton, Leeds who invented the micrometer. He was one of "nos Keplari" a gro...
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Ralph Greatorex
Ralph Greatorex (c.1625–1675), was a mathematical instrument maker. He was an apprentice of London clockmaker Elias Allen.Greatorex is mentioned in John Aubrey's Brief Lives as a great friend of Willi...
Richard Norwood
Richard Norwood (1590? – 1675) was an English mathematician, diver, and surveyor. He has been called "Bermuda’s outstanding genius of the seventeenth century".
Born about 1590, he was in 1616 sent...
Thomas Blundeville
Thomas Blundeville (c. 1522 – c. 1606) was an English humanist writer and mathematician. He is known for work on logic, astronomy, education and horsemanship, as well as for translations from the Ital...
Richard Balam
Richard Balam (fl. 1653), was an English mathematician.Balam was the author of Algebra, or the Doctrine of composing, inferring, and resolving an Equation (1653). It is a possible source of developmen...
Thomas Merry
Thomas Merry (c 1605 - 1682) was an English landowner, mathematician and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660.Merry was the son of Sir Thomas Merry of The Winns, Walthamstow, Essex, and ...
Charles Scarborough
Sir Charles Scarborough MP FRS FRCP (19 December 1615 – 26 February 1693) was an English physician and mathematician.Scarborough was born in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Westminster, in 1615, to Edmund...
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Richard Delamaine
Richard Delamaine or Delamain, known as the elder (fl. 1631), was an English mathematician, known for works on the circular slide rule and sundials.
His earliest published work Grammelogia was ded...