Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Anderson, Alexanderlocked

(b. 1581/2?, d. after 1621)
  • A. M. Clerke
  • , revised by Anita McConnell


Anderson, Alexander (b. 1581/2?, d. after 1621), mathematician, was the son of Gilbert Anderson (d. 1598), merchant, and great-uncle of the renowned mathematician James Gregory (1638–1675). His date of birth is assumed from an engraving of 1617 which depicts him as aged thirty-five. ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription