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MacLaurin, Colinlocked

(1698–1746)
  • Erik Lars Sageng

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MacLaurin, Colin (1698–1746), mathematician and natural philosopher, was born in Kilmoden, Argyll, Scotland, in February of 1698, the third son of John MacLaurin (1658–1698), a minister in the Scottish church, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Cameron. He lost both his parents in childhood, his father dying only six weeks after ...

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