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Hellins, Johnlocked

(d. 1827)
  • R. E. Anderson
  • , revised by Adrian Rice


Hellins, John (1749?–d. 1827), mathematician and astronomer, was born in or near North Tawton, Devon, into a poor family. His father worked as a labourer at Ashreigney, near Chulmleigh. Hellins was bound as a parish apprentice to a cooper at Chulmleigh and worked at that trade until he was about twenty, during which time he taught himself elementary mathematics. He then became master of a small school at ...

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