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Atkinson, Henry

Joseph Gross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 687 words.

Atkinson, Henry (1781–1829), mathematician and astronomer, was born on 28 June 1781 at West Harle, Northumberland, the son of Cuthbert Atkinson, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Elizabeth. He...

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Bartlett, William Holms Chambers

Joseph D. Zund.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics. 882 words.

Bartlett, William Holms Chambers (04 September 1804–11 February 1893), mathematician and astronomer, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the son of very poor parents whose names are...

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Bowditch, Nathaniel

Marc Rothenberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics. 1586 words.

Bowditch, Nathaniel (26 March 1773–16 March 1838), astronomer and mathematician, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Habakkuk Bowditch, a shipmaster and cooper, and Mary Ingersoll....

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Brinkley, John

P. A. Wayman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1155 words.

Brinkley, John (1766/7–1835), mathematician and astronomer, was born, probably in December 1766 but possibly in January 1767, in Woodbridge, Suffolk, and was baptized there on 31 January...

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Brown, Ernest William

H. Spencer Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 676 words.

Brown, Ernest William (1866–1938), mathematician and astronomer, was born on 29 November 1866 at Hull, the second child and elder son of William Brown, farmer, and later a lumber merchant...

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Brown, Ernest William

Joseph D. Zund.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics. 1157 words.

Brown, Ernest William (29 November 1866–22 July 1938), mathematical astronomer, was born in Hull, England, the son of William Brown, a farmer and sometime lumber merchant, and Emma Martin....

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Buchanan, Herbert Earle

Edward A. Allen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics. 1342 words.

Buchanan, Herbert Earle (04 October 1881–17 January 1974), mathematician, astronomer, and educator, was born in Cane Hill, Arkansas, the son of James A. Buchanan, farmer, surveyor, and...

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Caldwell, Joseph

James M. Prichard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics. 930 words.

Caldwell, Joseph (21 April 1773–27 January 1835), astronomer, mathematician, and educator, was born in Lamington, New Jersey, the son of Joseph Caldwell and Rachel Harker. The death of her...

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Chandler, Seth Carlo, Jr.

W. E. Carter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Probability and Statistics. 1230 words.

Chandler, Seth Carlo, Jr. (16 September 1846–31 December 1913), astronomer, geodesist, and actuary, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Seth Carlo Chandler, Sr., a businessman,...

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Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan

Leon Mestel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2054 words.

Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan (1910–1995), applied mathematician and astrophysicist, was born on 19 October 1910 in Lahore, India, the eldest of four sons and third of the ten children of C....

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