Isaac Barrow

1631 - 1677

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Isaac Barrow (October 1630 – 4 May 1677) was an English Christian theologian and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for proof of the fundamental theorem of calculus. His work centered on the properties of the tangent; Barrow was the first to calculate the tangents of the kappa curve. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Barrow has received more than 337,339 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Isaac Barrow is the 99th most popular mathematician (up from 111th in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 544th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Mathematician.

Isaac Barrow was an English mathematician and physicist who is most famous for his work on calculus.

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Over the past year Isaac Barrow has had the most page views in the with 43,568 views, followed by Spanish (20,913), and Russian (5,030). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (11,600.00%), Czech (274.50%), and Haitian (99.74%)


Among mathematicians, Isaac Barrow ranks 99 out of 1,004Before him are Siméon Denis Poisson, Leopold Kronecker, Gabriel Cramer, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Thābit ibn Qurra, and Pierre Louis Maupertuis. After him are Grigori Perelman, Joan Clarke, Christian Goldbach, Willebrord Snellius, Thomas Harriot, and Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi.

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Among people born in 1631, Isaac Barrow ranks 1After him are Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, François Vatel, John Dryden, Al-Rashid of Morocco, Abraham Brueghel, Pierre Beauchamp, Anne Conway, Marco d'Aviano, Selim I Giray, Flavio Chigi, and Stanislaus Papczyński. Among people deceased in 1677, Isaac Barrow ranks 3Before him are Baruch Spinoza, and Jan van Riebeeck. After him are Angelus Silesius, Barbara Strozzi, Wenceslaus Hollar, Antonio Maria Abbatini, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, William Louis, Duke of Württemberg, Aert van der Neer, William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, and James Harrington.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Isaac Barrow ranks 434 out of 8,785Before him are Gertrude Bell (1868), John Buchan (1875), Sam Neill (1947), John Bowlby (1907), John Donne (1572), and Ralph Fiennes (1962). After him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Richard Attenborough (1923), Ronald Coase (1910), Cary Grant (1904), and Marie of Romania (1875).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Isaac Barrow ranks 7Before him are Bertrand Russell (1872), John Napier (1550), Ada Lovelace (1815), George Boole (1815), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), and G. H. Hardy (1877). After him are Joan Clarke (1917), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), John Couch Adams (1819), and Colin Maclaurin (1698).