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Allestree, Richard (b. before 1582, d. c. 1643), almanac maker and mathematician

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism; Alternative Belief Systems. 522 words.

Allestree, Richard (b. before 1582, d. c. 1643), almanac maker and mathematician, was a younger son of William Allestree (b. before 1520, d. 1581) and his wife, Ellen. The...

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Andrews, William (1634/5–1712/13), astrologer and teacher of mathematics

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Mysticism; Mathematical Education. 453 words.

Andrews, William (1634/5–1712/13), astrologer and teacher of mathematics, was a well-known compiler of almanacs. He spent his adult life in Essex, at Ashdown (1656), Saffron Walden (by...

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Baker, Humphrey (fl. 1557–1574), writer on astrology and arithmetic

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Pure Mathematics. 318 words.

Baker, Humphrey (fl. 1557–1574), writer on astrology and arithmetic, whose origins are unknown, was living in London when his almanac was published in 1557. A small volume, printed in black...

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Coley, Henry (1633–1704), astrologer and mathematician

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism. 1529 words.

Coley, Henry (1633–1704), astrologer and mathematician, was born on 18 October 1633 in the parish of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford, the son of a joiner. His birth was said to have occurred at 32...

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Dee, John (1527–1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary

R. Julian Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Mathematics; Mysticism. 8844 words.

Dee, John (1527–1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary, was born on 13 July 1527 in London, the only child of Rowland Dee and his wife, Joan or Joanna (1508/9–1580), daughter of...

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Heth, Thomas (fl. 1563–1583), writer on astrology and mathematician

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism. 407 words.

Heth, Thomas (fl. 1563–1583), writer on astrology and mathematician, was admitted to Merchant Taylors' School in 1563, where he became head scholar, under Richard Mulcaster. He entered...

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Holwell, John (b. 1649, d. in or after 1686), astrologer and mathematician

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism. 1208 words.

Holwell, John (b. 1649, d. in or after 1686), astrologer and mathematician, born in London on 24 November 1649, was probably the John Holwell, son of Thomas and Catherine Holwell, who was...

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Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 687 words.

Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker, can probably be identified as the fourth son of Richard Hopton of Hopton, Shropshire, gentleman, and his wife, Anne, daughter...

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Tipper, John (b. before 1680, d. 1713), mathematician and almanac maker

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 559 words.

Tipper, John (b. before 1680, d. 1713), mathematician and almanac maker, was born at Coventry. In 1699 he was elected master of Bablake Hospital school there at a salary of £20, which he...

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