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 74,348 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Thomas Simpson is the 219th most popular mathematician (down from 211th in 2019), the 1,092nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 973rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Thomas Simpson ranks 219 out of 828Before him are Lars Ahlfors, Mary Jackson, Paolo Ruffini, Xu Guangqi, Michel Chasles, and Henry Briggs. After him are Menaechmus, Piet Hein, Helge von Koch, Alfred Korzybski, Maria Reiche, and Seki Takakazu.

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Among people born in 1710, Thomas Simpson ranks 7Before him are Louis XV of France, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Muhammad bin Saud, and Domenico Alberti. After him are Thomas Reid, Thomas Arne, András Hadik, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, William Cullen, and Mohammed ben Abdallah. Among people deceased in 1761, Thomas Simpson ranks 6Before him are Thomas Bayes, Samuel Richardson, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Pieter van Musschenbroek, and Stephen Hales. After him are Tarabai, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, Tokugawa Ieshige, Clemens August of Bavaria, Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, and John Dollond.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Simpson ranks 1,092 out of 6,924Before him are Frank Lloyd (1886), Barbara Cartland (1901), Henry Briggs (1561), Martin Evans (1941), Smithson Tennant (1761), and Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451). After him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), Keira Knightley (1985), Lilian, Princess of Réthy (1916), William the Lion (1142), and Harriet Taylor Mill (1807).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Thomas Simpson ranks 23Before him are Arthur Cayley (1821), Michael Atiyah (1929), James Gregory (1638), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Colin Maclaurin (1698), and Henry Briggs (1561). After him are William Jones (1675), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), George Atwood (1745), Robert Recorde (1512), John Graunt (1620), and Alan Baker (1939).