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...Claude Mydorge was born in Paris in 1585 and died there in 1647. His father was a counsellor at the Parliament and his mother was related to Lamoignon. Mydorge inherited a considerable fortune and taught himself the sciences, seeking state...
...Schooten, Frans van Descartes, René Frans van Schooten was born in Leiden sometime between 14 February 1615 and 15 May 1615, as can be inferred from the inscriptions in the Leiden Orphan Register and the Album Studiosorum of the University...
...Huygens, Constantijn Huygens, Christiaan Stampioen Jr, Jan Janszoon Christiaan Huygens was born on 14 April 1629, the second son of the Dutch diplomat and poet Constantijn Huygens and his wife Suzanna van Baerle. A third son and a daughter...
...Grau, Abraham de Abraham de Grau (or Gravius) initially wanted to become a preacher, but he became professor of mathematics instead. The son of the Frisian preacher Maresius, Samuel Samuel Pieters, de Grau was educated in Leeuwarden, after...
...Neile, William William Neile, the eldest son of Sir Paul Neile, was born in York on 7 December 1637 in the palace of his grandfather Richard Neile, Archbishop of York. He died in White Waltham, Berkshire on 24 August 1670. ‘Deep...
...Daniel Bernoulli was born into family of scholars from the city of Basle in Switzerland, which produced a number of important mathematicians during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He was born on 8 February 1700 in Groningen...
...Lom, Johan Hendrik van Röell, Herman Alexander ‘s Gravesande, Willem Jacob Johan Hendrik van Lom was born in Nijmegen in 1704. In 1723 he matriculated at Utrecht, where he attended the lectures of and Serrurier Serrurier, Joseph...
...Castillioneus, Johannes Giovanni Francesco Salvemini was born in 1709 in the small Italian town of Castiglione (near Brescia), which gave him the name by which he is best known. He studied law and liberal arts in Pisa and then moved...
...Schultz, Johann Pörschke, Karl Ludwig Lambert, Johann Heinrich Kraus, Christian Jacob Kiesewetter, Johann Gottfried Karl Christian Karsten, Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Herz, Marcus Gensichen, Johann Friedrich Fichte, Johann Gottlieb Euler...
...Chernac, Ladislaus Ladislaus Chernac was born in Papa, Hungary, on 30 January 1740. After studying at the Illustrious School in Debrecen and at the universities of Vienna, Basle and Turin, he finished his education at the Dutch universities...