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date: 28 January 2020

Wallis, Johnlocked

  • Domenico Bertoloni Meli


Wallis, John (1616–1703), mathematician and cryptographer, was born on 3 December 1616 at Ashford in Kent. He was the third of five children of the Revd John Wallis (1567–1622), son of Robert Wallis of Finedon, Northamptonshire, Cambridge BA and MA (Trinity College...

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