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T. F. Henderson

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Bailey, John (bap. 1751, d. 1819), mathematician and land surveyor, was born at Blades Field, near Bowes, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 11 July 1751, the son of William Bailey. At an early age he showed strong artistic tendencies, and while employed as tutor to the children of his uncle, ...

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Leybourn, William (1626–1716), mathematician and land surveyor, started his career as a bookseller and printer; his address from 1645 was Monkswell Street, Cripplegate. From about 1651 he was in partnership with Robert Leybourn, possibly a brother. Together they printed scientific and mathematical books until 1665. In the following year ...

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Malton, Thomas, the elder (1726–1801), architectural draughtsman and writer on geometry, began his career as an upholsterer in the Strand, London. He exhibited two drawings of St Martin's Church with the Free Society of Artists in 1761 and others with the Society of Artists...

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Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723) by Edward Pierce, c. 1673 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Wren, Sir Christopher (1632–1723), architect, mathematician, and astronomer, was born at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 20 October 1632, the only surviving son of Christopher Wren DD (1589–1658), at that time rector of East Knoyle and later dean of Windsor, and his wife, Mary...