William Whiston

1667 - 1752

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William Whiston was an English mathematician who succeeded Newton as Lucasian professor at Cambridge, but was later deprived of his chair on religious grounds.
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List of References (11 books/articles)

A Poster of William Whiston

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Whiston's comments on Berkeley's Treatise

Honours awarded to William Whiston
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Lucasian Professor 1702


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Galileo Project
  1. Bob Bruen
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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