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Colin Maclaurin

1698 - 1746

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Colin Maclaurin (; Scottish Gaelic: Cailean MacLabhruinn; February 1698 – 14 June 1746) was a Scottish mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebra. He is also known for being a child prodigy and holding the record for being the youngest professor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Maclaurin has received more than 318,618 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Colin Maclaurin is the 166th most popular mathematician (up from 172nd in 2019), the 839th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 859th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Mathematician.

Colin Maclaurin is most famous for his Maclaurin series, which is a series of infinite series that is used to approximate the values of trigonometric functions.

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Among mathematicians, Colin Maclaurin ranks 166 out of 823Before him are Mary Jackson, Rafael Bombelli, Jost Bürgi, Jean Gaston Darboux, Wacław Sierpiński, and Zu Chongzhi. After him are Conon of Samos, André Weil, Wang Chong, René Thom, Pierre Bouguer, and Vito Volterra.

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Among people born in 1698, Colin Maclaurin ranks 5Before him are Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Pietro Metastasio, Giuseppe Guarneri, and Riccardo Broschi. After him are Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Pierre Bouguer, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Erik Pontoppidan, and Jean Calas. Among people deceased in 1746, Colin Maclaurin ranks 6Before him are Philip V of Spain, Christian VI of Denmark, Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Anna Leopoldovna, and Francis Hutcheson. After him are Georg Wilhelm Steller, Domenico Alberti, Nicolas de Largillière, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, and Johann Adolf II, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Maclaurin ranks 839 out of 7,765Before him are Petula Clark (1932), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Joseph Chamberlain (1836), Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141), John Hanning Speke (1827), and William Webb Ellis (1806). After him are Owen Tudor (1400), Peter Finch (1916), Robert Graves (1895), Richard Hamilton (1922), Anthony James Leggett (1938), and Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Colin Maclaurin ranks 18Before him are Brook Taylor (1685), Robert Grosseteste (1175), William Oughtred (1574), Arthur Cayley (1821), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), and James Gregory (1638). After him are Michael Atiyah (1929), Henry Briggs (1561), John Horton Conway (1937), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), Robert Recorde (1512), and George Atwood (1745).