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Bedwell, Thomas

Stephen Johnston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Engineering (General). 822 words.

Bedwell, Thomas (c. 1547–1595), engineer and practical mathematician, was the youngest son of William Bedwell (d. 1556) of Braughing, Hertfordshire, yeoman, and his wife, Joan, daughter of...

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Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench, second baronet

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 618 words.

Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench, second baronet (1789–1855), mathematician and landowner, was born in Dublin on 26 March 1789, the eldest of three sons (there were no daughters) of...

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Collar, (Arthur) Roderick

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 744 words.

Collar, (Arthur) Roderick (1908–1986), mathematician and aeronautical engineer, was born on 22 February 1908 in West Ealing, London, the second of three children and elder son of Arthur...

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Dalby, Isaac

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Mathematics. 802 words.

Dalby, Isaac (1744–1824), mathematician and surveyor, was born in Gloucestershire, possibly in the Stroud area, into a family in modest circumstances. He was one of at least three boys. He...

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Emerson, Gouverneur

Whitfield J. Bell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Medicine and Health; Probability and Statistics. 1311 words.

Emerson, Gouverneur (04 August 1795–02 July 1874), physician, statistician, and agriculturalist, was born near Dover, Delaware, the son of Jonathan Emerson and Ann Bell, well-to-do farmers....

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Godfrey, Thomas

Silvio A. Bedini.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics. 1233 words.

Godfrey, Thomas (10 January 1704– December 1749), glazier, mathematician, and astronomer, was born in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Godfrey, a farmer and maltster, and...

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Hann, James

Ben Marsden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 842 words.

Hann, James (1799–1856), mechanical engineer and mathematician, was born at Lane House, Washington, near Gateshead, co. Durham, eldest of the seven children of James Hann (bap. 1777),...

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Labelye, Charles

Roger Bowdler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Engineering (General). 1582 words.

Labelye, Charles (bap. 1705, d. 1762), engineer and mathematician, was born in Vevey, Switzerland, and baptized on 12 August 1705, the son of François Dangeau La Bélye and his wife,...

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Muller, John

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Engineering (General). 483 words.

Muller, John (1699–1784), mathematician and engineer, was born in Germany in 1699. Nothing is known of his family. His first book, A Mathematical Treatise Containing a System of...

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Norwood, Richard

Sarah Bendall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Mathematics. 997 words.

Norwood, Richard (1590–1675), surveyor and mathematician, was born in October 1590 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and baptized on 15 November 1590 at St Nicholas Church, Stevenage, the son of...

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