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Hues, Robert (1553–1632), mathematician and geographer, was born at Little Hereford, Herefordshire, of unknown parentage. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1571. Wood recounts that on arrival he was 'only a poor scholar or servitor … he continued for some time a very sober and serious servant … but being sensible of the loss of time which he sustained there by constant attendance, he transferred himself to ...

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Marrat, William (1772–1852), topographer and teacher of mathematics, was born on 6 April 1772 at Sibsey, Lincolnshire, the son of John and Jane Marrat. Self-taught, he acquired a broad knowledge of literature and science, as well as French and German, and his writing on mechanics demonstrates a familiarity with continental mathematics....

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Myers, Thomas (1774–1834), mathematician and geographer, was born on 13 February 1774 at Hovingham, near York, of a family long settled in the county. In October 1806 he was appointed one of the mathematics masters at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. The following year he married ...