Thomas Simpson

1710 - 1761

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Thomas Simpson FRS (20 August 1710 – 14 May 1761) was a British mathematician and inventor known for the eponymous Simpson's rule to approximate definite integrals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Simpson has received more than 97,400 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Simpson is the 262nd most popular mathematician (down from 250th in 2019), the 1,255th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,264th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Thomas Simpson ranks 262 out of 1,004Before him are Michael Stifel, Hugo Steinhaus, Guo Shoujing, Andreas Osiander, Hans Hahn, and Adolf Hurwitz. After him are Emil Artin, John Horton Conway, Jesse Douglas, Tatyana Afanasyeva, John Wilkins, and Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov.

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Among people born in 1710, Thomas Simpson ranks 8Before him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Muhammad bin Saud, András Hadik, and Thomas Reid. After him are Mohammed ben Abdallah, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Domenico Alberti, Thomas Arne, Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, and William Cullen. Among people deceased in 1761, Thomas Simpson ranks 8Before him are Pieter van Musschenbroek, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Samuel Richardson, Stephen Hales, Tarabai, and Tokugawa Ieshige. After him are Clemens August of Bavaria, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, John Dollond, Francesco Feo, Pierre Fauchard, and Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Simpson ranks 1,255 out of 8,785Before him are Martin Lowry (1874), Mike Hailwood (1940), Charles Rolls (1877), Robert Adam (1728), Frank Williams (1942), and Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933). After him are Keith O'Brien (1938), Desmond Morris (1928), Denny Laine (1944), A. S. Byatt (1936), Andy Fletcher (1961), and R. G. Collingwood (1889).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Thomas Simpson ranks 24Before him are James Joseph Sylvester (1814), James Gregory (1638), Michael Atiyah (1929), Henry Briggs (1561), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), and Robert Recorde (1512). After him are John Horton Conway (1937), John Wilkins (1614), George Atwood (1745), Edward Waring (1736), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), and William George Horner (1786).