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Bayes, Thomas

A. W. F. Edwards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 850 words.

Bayes, Thomas (1701?–1761), mathematician and Presbyterian minister, was probably born in Hertfordshire, the eldest in the family of four sons and three daughters of the Revd Joshua Bayes...

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Brown, George

D. J. Bryden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Pure Mathematics. 720 words.

Brown, George (c. 1650–1730), arithmetician and minister of religion, may be identifiable with the George Brown who attended the University of Aberdeen from 1664, graduating MA in 1668. He...

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Bryce, Alexander

Richard B. Sher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1096 words.

Bryce, Alexander (bap. 1713, d. 1786), applied mathematician and Church of Scotland minister, was baptized on 12 April 1713 in Boarland, Kincardine-on-Forth, Perthshire, the son of John...

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Clarke, John

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 420 words.

Clarke, John (bap. 1682, d. 1757), dean of Salisbury and mathematician, was baptized at St Andrew's, Norwich, on 7 May 1682, the son of Edward Clarke, weaver, alderman, and MP for Norwich...

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Cooper, Robert

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 441 words.

Cooper, Robert (1649/50–1732), mathematician and Church of England clergyman, was the second son of the seven children born to Robert Cooper of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and his wife,...

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Craig, John

Andrew I. Dale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 922 words.

Craig, John (c. 1663–1731), mathematician and Church of England clergyman, was the second son of James Craig (c.1632–1704), vicar of Hoddam in Dumfries, Scotland. In 1684 Craig matriculated...

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Cresswell, Daniel

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 241 words.

Cresswell, Daniel (1776–1844), Church of England clergyman and mathematician, was the son of Daniel Cresswell, a native of Crowden-le-Booth, in Edale, Derbyshire, who lived for many years...

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Dorchester, Daniel

Robert D. Cross.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Probability and Statistics. 1066 words.

Dorchester, Daniel (11 March 1827–13 March 1907), Methodist clergyman and statistician of American church history, was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Daniel...

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Graves, Charles

Benjamin Williamson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1175 words.

Graves, Charles (1812–1899), bishop of Limerick and mathematician, was born in Dublin on 6 November 1812. He was the youngest son of John Crosbie Graves, chief police magistrate of Dublin,...

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Haldane, Robert

Peter Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 779 words.

Haldane, Robert (1772–1854), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 27 January 1772 at Overton (‘the big farm’) in the parish of Lecropt, Perthshire, the eldest son...

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