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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 335,421 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Brook Taylor is the 124th most popular mathematician (down from 115th in 2019), the 652nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 560th in 2019) and the 12th 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 124 out of 823Before him are Émile Borel, Aloysius Lilius, Edward Norton Lorenz, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Andrew Wiles, and Marian Rejewski. After him are Henri Lebesgue, Herbert A. Hauptman, Menelaus of Alexandria, Andrey Markov, Simplicius of Cilicia, 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, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, and Farrukhsiyar. Among people deceased in 1731, Brook Taylor ranks 4Before him are Daniel Defoe, Bartolomeo Cristofori, and Yevdokiya Lopukhina. After him are Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Frederik Ruysch, Johann Ludwig Bach, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, 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 652 out of 7,765Before him are Henry Bessemer (1813), Henry Every (1659), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Julian Barnes (1946), Hugh Laurie (1959), and Ernest Thompson Seton (1860). After him are Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), Stanley Rous (1895), William Jones (1746), and Jane Hawking (1944).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Brook Taylor ranks 12Before him are Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), and Andrew Wiles (1953). After him are Robert Grosseteste (1175), William Oughtred (1574), Arthur Cayley (1821), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), James Gregory (1638), and Colin Maclaurin (1698).