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Collins, Johnlocked

(1626–1683)
  • Christoph J. Scriba

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Collins, John (1626–1683), mathematician and scientific administrator, was born on 5 March 1626 at Wood Eaton near Oxford, the son of a poor nonconformist minister. Though not allowed to preach in church, Collins's father was permitted to do so in prisons, and he added to his small income by proof-reading for a publisher. Nevertheless, his financial situation did not allow him to provide for the higher education of his son....

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