Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-6 of 6 items for:

Mathematics x Economic History x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Chamberlain, Robert

John Brunton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Mathematics. 426 words.

Chamberlain, Robert (1632?–1696), merchant and mathematician, may have been the Robert Chamberlain who attended Merchant Taylors' School for one year in 1645. If so, he was born on 13 June...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Fuller, Thomas

William F. Mugleston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Mathematics. 394 words.

Fuller, Thomas (1710–1790), calculator, was born in West Africa. Nothing is known of his parents or other family. At the age of fourteen he was brought as a slave to British North America...

Go to American National Biography Online »  home page

Green, George

I. Grattan-Guinness.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Mathematics. 1964 words.

Green, George (1793–1841), mathematical physicist and miller, was born on 14 July 1793, probably at Wheatsheaf Yard, Nottingham, the eldest child and only son of George Green (1758–1829),...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Ivory, Sir James

R. E. Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 849 words.

Ivory, Sir James (1765–1842), mathematician and mill manager, born in Dundee, on 17 February 1765, was the eldest son of James Ivory, watchmaker. At the age of fourteen he matriculated at...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Smith, James

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Mathematics. 469 words.

Smith, James (1805–1872), merchant and mathematician, was born in Liverpool on 26 March 1805, the son of Joshua Smith and Esther Bartley. He entered a merchant's office at an early age,...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Stirling, James

Ian Tweddle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1312 words.

Stirling, James (1692–1770), mathematician and mine manager, known within his family as the Venetian, was born in May 1692, the third son of Archibald Stirling (1651–1715), of Garden,...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page