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Gregory, Jameslocked

(1638–1675)
  • Niccolò Guicciardini

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Gregory, James (1638–1675), mathematician, was born at the manse of Drumoak, near Aberdeen, in November 1638, the youngest son of John and Janet Gregory. His father, minister of Drumoak, was fined, deposed, and imprisoned by the covenanters. Somewhat sickly as a child, Gregory...

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