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Bedwell, Thomas (c. 1547–1595), engineer and practical mathematician

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...

Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench, second baronet (1789–1855), mathematician and landowner

A. W. F. Edwards.

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...

Collar, (Arthur) Roderick (1908–1986), mathematician and aeronautical engineer

A. G. Pugsley.

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...

Dalby, Isaac (1744–1824), mathematician and surveyor

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...

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....

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...

Hann, James (1799–1856), mechanical engineer and mathematician

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),...

Labelye, Charles (bap. 1705, d. 1762), engineer and mathematician

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,...

Muller, John (1699–1784), mathematician and engineer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Engineering (General). 490 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...

Norwood, Richard (1590–1675), surveyor and mathematician

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...

Perry, John (1850–1920), electrical engineer and mathematician

Graeme J. N. Gooday.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Mathematics; Education. 1550 words.

Perry, John (1850–1920), electrical engineer and mathematician, was born on 14 February 1850 at Garvagh, co. Londonderry, the second son of Samuel Perry and his Scottish-born wife. His...

Prager, William

Daniel C. Drucker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Mathematics. 1173 words.

Prager, William (23 May 1903–16 March 1980), professor of engineering and applied mathematics, was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, the son of Willy Prager and Helen Kimmel. In 1925 he received...

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...

Roberts, Edward (1845–1933), tidal computer

Paul Hughes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Engineering and Technology; Oceanography and Hydrology. 1336 words.

Roberts, Edward (1845–1933), tidal computer, was born at the Broadway, Deptford, Kent, on 30 April 1845, the son of John Roberts, dealer in glass and earthenware, and his wife, Charlotte, n...

Sang, Edward (1805–1890), mathematician and civil engineer

A. D. D. Craik.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 726 words.

Sang, Edward (1805–1890), mathematician and civil engineer, was born on 30 January 1805 at Kirkcaldy, the sixth of eleven children of Edward Sang (1771–1862), nurseryman and sometime...

Sharp, Abraham (bap. 1653, d. 1742), mathematician and scientific instrument maker

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...