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Hinsley, Sir (Francis) Harry (1918–1998), cryptanalyst and historian, was born on 26 November 1918 at 28 Rowland Street, Walsall, the son of Thomas Henry Hinsley, ironworks waggoner, and his wife, Emma, née Adey. He went to the local elementary school and then to ...


Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871) by John Jabez Edwin Mayall © National Portrait Gallery, London


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Morgan, Augustus De (1806–1871), mathematician and historian, fifth child of Colonel John De Morgan (1772–1816) of the Indian army, was born on 27 June 1806 at Madura in the far south of India. His mother, Elizabeth (1776–1856), was the daughter of John Dodson...


Whitrow, Gerald James (1912–2000), mathematician, historian, and philosopher of science, was born on 9 June 1912 at Kimmeridge, Dorset, the eldest son of George William Whitrow (1875–1953), a farmer, and his wife, Emily, formerly Watkins (1872–1955). In 1916 the family moved to Clapham, London...


Wilkinson, Thomas Turner (1815–1875), mathematician and local historian, was born on 17 March 1815 at Abbot House, Mellor, near Blackburn, one of two sons of William Wilkinson, farmer, and Mary Turner. His mother died when he was nearly two and his father cared little for his sons, so ...