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Ellis, Robert Leslie (1817–1859), mathematician and classical scholar, was born on 25 August 1817 in Bath, the youngest of the six children of Francis Ellis of Bath. His father was fond of speculative inquiry and spent much time with him from an early age. He was educated at home by two private tutors, one in classics and another in mathematics. At the age of ten he read ...

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Savile, Sir Henry (1549–1622), mathematician and classical scholar, was born on 30 November 1549 in Over Bradley, West Riding of Yorkshire, one of eight children and the middle of three sons of Henry Savile (d. 1566) of Over Bradley and his wife, ...

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Sir Henry Savile (1549–1622) by Marcus Gheeraerts the younger, 1621 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford