Brook Taylor

1685 - 1731

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Brook Taylor (18 August 1685 – 29 December 1731) was an English mathematician best known for creating Taylor's theorem and the Taylor series, which are important for their use in mathematical analysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brook Taylor has received more than 252,126 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Brook Taylor is the 115th most popular mathematician (down from 109th in 2019), the 561st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 501st in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Mathematician.

Brook Taylor was a mathematician who is most famous for his work on the calculus of finite differences.

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Among mathematicians, Brook Taylor ranks 115 out of 828Before him are Lodovico Ferrari, Gabriel Cramer, Girard Desargues, John Wallis, Leonid Kantorovich, and Charles Hermite. After him are John Horton Conway, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Robert Grosseteste, Hermann Weyl, Émile Borel, and Alexis Clairaut.

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Among people born in 1685, Brook Taylor ranks 7Before him are Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, George Berkeley, Domenico Scarlatti, and Marie Adélaïde of Savoy. After him are Johann Maria Farina, Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, John Gay, William Kent, and Bartolomeu de Gusmão. Among people deceased in 1731, Brook Taylor ranks 3Before him are Daniel Defoe and Bartolomeo Cristofori. After him are Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Johann Ludwig Bach, Frederik Ruysch, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, and Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brook Taylor ranks 561 out of 6,924Before him are Edmund Spenser (1552), William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), George Mallory (1886), Karl Pearson (1857), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), and William Byrd (1543). After him are David Attenborough (1926), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jean Simmons (1929), John Horton Conway (1937), Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), and Douglas Adams (1952).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Brook Taylor ranks 11Before him are Alfred North Whitehead (1861), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), and John Wallis (1616). After him are John Horton Conway (1937), Robert Grosseteste (1175), William Oughtred (1574), Andrew Wiles (1953), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), and Arthur Cayley (1821).