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 241,121 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Isaac Barrow is the 95th most popular mathematician (up from 100th in 2019), the 432nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 434th 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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Among mathematicians, Isaac Barrow ranks 95 out of 828Before him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Augustus De Morgan, Alexander Friedmann, Paul Erdős, and Anthemius of Tralles. After him are János Bolyai, Alexander Grothendieck, Josef Stefan, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Leopold Kronecker, and Stefan Banach.

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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, Abraham Brueghel, Pierre Beauchamp, Al-Rashid of Morocco, Anne Conway, and Magdalena Sibylla of Holstein-Gottorp. 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, Robert Cambert, Aert van der Neer, Antonio Maria Abbatini, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, James Harrington, and William Louis, Duke of Württemberg.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Isaac Barrow ranks 432 out of 6,924Before him are Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Jim Clark (1936), Samuel Butler (1835), Robert II of Scotland (1316), and William McMaster Murdoch (1873). After him are Walter Raleigh (1554), John Dowland (1563), James IV of Scotland (1473), Thomas Hardy (1840), Edgar the Peaceful (943), and Erasmus Darwin (1731).

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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 Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), John Horton Conway (1937), and Robert Grosseteste (1175).