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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 277,677 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Isaac Barrow is the 110th most popular mathematician (down from 95th in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 432nd in 2019) and the 10th 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 110 out of 823Before him are John Couch Adams, Thābit ibn Qurra, John Wallis, G. H. Hardy, Meton of Athens, and Girard Desargues. After him are Theon of Alexandria, Charles Hermite, Grigori Perelman, Josef Stefan, Christopher Clavius, and Hermann Weyl.

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Among people born in 1631, Isaac Barrow ranks 1After him are Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, François Vatel, Al-Rashid of Morocco, John Dryden, Pierre Beauchamp, Selim I Giray, Abraham Brueghel, Anne Conway, Stanislaus Papczyński, and Magdalena Sibylla of Holstein-Gottorp. Among people deceased in 1677, Isaac Barrow ranks 4Before him are Baruch Spinoza, Jan van Riebeeck, and Angelus Silesius. After him are Barbara Strozzi, Wenceslaus Hollar, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Antonio Maria Abbatini, Aert van der Neer, William Louis, Duke of Württemberg, Robert Cambert, and James Harrington.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Isaac Barrow ranks 544 out of 7,765Before him are Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), and Annie Lennox (1954). After him are Roger Glover (1945), Fred Perry (1909), Alexander Pope (1688), John Smith (1580), Alice Liddell (1852), and Alfred Molina (1953).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Isaac Barrow ranks 10Before him are Ada Lovelace (1815), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), and G. H. Hardy (1877). After him are Andrew Wiles (1953), Brook Taylor (1685), Robert Grosseteste (1175), William Oughtred (1574), Arthur Cayley (1821), and James Joseph Sylvester (1814).