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Gompertz, Benjamin (1779–1865), mathematician and actuary

David Philip Miller

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10933

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Gompertz, Benjamin (1779–1865), mathematician and actuary, was born on 5 March 1779 at 3 Bury Street in the City of London, the fourth of five sons of Solomon Barent Gompertz (1729–1807/8), a successful diamond merchant, and his second wife, Leah Cohen (1747×9–1809). His mother was Dutch by birth, the daughter of ...

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Subjects: Mathematics ; Insurance

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