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Babington, John (bap. 1604, d. after 1635), soldier and mathematician, was baptized on 21 August 1604 at St Nicholas Acon in the City of London, the son of John Babington and his wife, Dorothie Rosse. No details of his life are known beyond those disclosed in his book ...

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D'Arcy, Patrick [known as Chevalier Patrice D'Arci], Count D'Arcy in the French nobility (1725–1779), soldier and mathematician, was born in Galway on 17 February 1725, the third son of John D'Arcy (d. 1743) and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Robert Lynch, ...

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Glenie, James (bap. 1750, d. 1817), soldier and mathematician, baptized on 7 October 1750 at Leslie, Fife, was the son of John Glenie, army officer, and his wife, Margaret Smith. He went from a parochial school to the University of St Andrews where he made good progress in classics and divinity, being intended for the church, but soon showed a talent for science and mathematics. He joined the ...

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Heydon, Sir John (bap. 1588, d. 1653), royalist army officer and mathematician, was baptized at Saxlingham, Norfolk, on 13 June 1588. He was the second son of Sir Christopher Heydon (1561–1623) of Baconsthorpe, writer on astrology, and his first wife, Mirabel (bap...

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McKendrick, Anderson Gray (1876–1943), mathematician, epidemiologist, and army officer, was born on 8 September 1876 at 1 Chester Street, Edinburgh, youngest of the five children of John Gray McKendrick (1841–1926), professor of physiology in Glasgow, and his wife, Mary Souttar (1842–1896), eldest daughter of ...

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Nye, Nathaniel (bap. 1624), mathematician and master gunner, was baptized at St Martin's, Birmingham, on 18 April 1624, the son of Allen Nye. A list of governors of King Edward VI's School, Birmingham, for 1638 includes an Allen Nye, who may have been ...