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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 ...


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 ...