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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 83,293 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Simpson is the 249th most popular mathematician (down from 219th in 2019), the 1,268th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,092nd in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Thomas Simpson ranks 249 out of 823Before him are George Atwood, Farkas Bolyai, Israel Gelfand, Simon Newcomb, Pierre Varignon, and Nicolaus II Bernoulli. After him are Seleucus of Seleucia, Jabir ibn Aflah, William George Horner, Viktor Bunyakovsky, Michael Stifel, and Andreas Osiander.

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Among people born in 1710, Thomas Simpson ranks 9Before him are Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Muhammad bin Saud, Domenico Alberti, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, and Thomas Reid. After him are András Hadik, Mohammed ben Abdallah, Thomas Arne, Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, Paolo Renier, and William Cullen. Among people deceased in 1761, Thomas Simpson ranks 8Before him are Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Thomas Bayes, Samuel Richardson, Stephen Hales, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, and Tarabai. After him are Clemens August of Bavaria, Tokugawa Ieshige, Pierre Fauchard, John Dollond, Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, and Giovanni Poleni.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Simpson ranks 1,268 out of 7,765Before him are Alistair MacLean (1922), Charles Frederick Worth (1825), Thomas Reid (1710), George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827), Alexander Mackenzie (1764), and William Stuart-Houston (1911). After him are Robert Fludd (1574), Dusty Springfield (1939), Joseph Paxton (1803), Michael Ventris (1922), Roger Williamson (1948), and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Thomas Simpson ranks 25Before him are Michael Atiyah (1929), Henry Briggs (1561), John Horton Conway (1937), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), Robert Recorde (1512), and George Atwood (1745). After him are William George Horner (1786), John Wilkins (1614), John Graunt (1620), Peter Barlow (1776), William Jones (1675), and Alan Baker (1939).