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Robins, Benjaminlocked

  • Brett D. Steele


Robins, Benjamin (1707–1751), mathematician and military engineer, was born in Bath, the only son of John Robins (1666–1758), a tailor, and his wife, Sarah Broughton, Quakers of modest means. Although largely self-taught, Robins soon demonstrated his talents for literature, language, and mathematics, especially Euclidean geometry. To acquire respectable teaching credentials ...

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