Isaac Barrow

1631 - 1677

Isaac Barrow

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 the discovery 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 194,990 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 100th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Isaac Barrow ranks 100 out of 746Before him are Alexander Grothendieck, Thomas Harriot, Paul Erdős, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Gabriel Cramer, and Leopold Kronecker. After him are Charles Hermite, Josef Stefan, Stefan Banach, John Wallis, Meton of Athens, and Girard Desargues.

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Among people born in 1631, Isaac Barrow ranks 1After him are François Vatel, Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, John Dryden, Abraham Brueghel, Pierre Beauchamp, 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, Aert van der Neer, William Louis, Duke of Württemberg, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, James Harrington, Antonio Maria Abbatini, and Matthew Locke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Isaac Barrow ranks 434 out of 5,347Before him are J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Erasmus Darwin (1731), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), George Martin (1926), and James IV of Scotland (1473). After him are Charles Lyell (1797), Morrissey (1959), Thomas Hardy (1840), John Hicks (1904), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), and James I of Scotland (1394).

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Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Isaac Barrow ranks 8Before him are John Napier (1550), George Boole (1815), Ada Lovelace (1815), G. H. Hardy (1877), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), and Thomas Harriot (1560). After him are John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), John Couch Adams (1819), Michael Atiyah (1929), Colin Maclaurin (1698), and Robert Grosseteste (1175).

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