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Heydon, Sir John

Stephen Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 712 words.

Heydon, Sir John (bap. 1588, d. 1653), royalist army officer and mathematician, was baptized at Saxlingham, Norfolk, on 13 June 1588. He was the second son of Sir Christopher Heydon...

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McKendrick, Anderson Gray

Warren M. Hirsch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Epidemiology; Pathology. 1487 words.

McKendrick, Anderson Gray (1876–1943), mathematician, epidemiologist, and army officer, was born on 8 September 1876 at 1 Chester Street, Edinburgh, youngest of the five children of John...

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Nye, Nathaniel

Stephen Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 569 words.

Nye, Nathaniel (bap. 1624), mathematician and master gunner, was baptized at St Martin's, Birmingham, on 18 April 1624, the son of Allen Nye. A list of governors of King Edward VI's School,...

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Venable, Charles Scott

Karen Hunger Parshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Mathematics. 1038 words.

Venable, Charles Scott (19 April 1827–11 August 1900), mathematician and soldier, was born at “Longwood” in Prince Edward County, Virginia, the son of Nathaniel E. Venable, a plantation...

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