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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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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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Rittenhouse, David

Silvio A. Bedini.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Mathematics. 2346 words.

Rittenhouse, David (08 April 1732–26 June 1796), astronomer, mathematician, and maker of mathematical instruments, was born at Paper Mill Run near Germantown, Pennsylvania, the son of...

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Sharp, Abraham

Frances Willmoth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1501 words.

Sharp, Abraham (bap. 1653, d. 1742), mathematician and scientific instrument maker, was born at Horton Hall, Little Horton, near Bradford, and baptized at Bradford, Yorkshire, on 1 June...

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