Who was there ?


Mathematicians in our archive who were alive in the year 1720 are:

Christopher Wren was 88 this year and would die in a further 3 years.
Mei Wending was 87 this year and would die the following year.
Isaac Newton was 77 this year and would die in a further 7 years.
Giovanni Ceva was 73 this year and would die in a further 14 years.
Tommaso Ceva was 72 this year and would die in a further 17 years.
Abraham Sharp was 67 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
Pierre Varignon was 66 this year and would die in a further 2 years.
Edmond Halley was 64 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
Charles René Reyneau was 64 this year and would die in a further 8 years.
Bernard de Fontenelle was 63 this year and would die in a further 37 years.
Joseph Saurin was 61 this year and would die in a further 17 years.
Thomas Fantet de Lagny was 60 this year and would die in a further 14 years.
John Craig was 57 this year and would die in a further 11 years.
Takebe Katahiro was 56 this year and would die in a further 19 years.
John Arbuthnot was 53 this year and would die in a further 15 years.
Johann Bernoulli was 53 this year and would die in a further 28 years.
Abraham de Moivre was 53 this year and would die in a further 34 years.
Giovanni Saccheri was 53 this year and would die in a further 13 years.
William Whiston was 53 this year and would die in a further 32 years.
Leonty Filippovich Magnitsky was 51 this year and would die in a further 19 years.
Maria Winckelmann was 50 this year and died this year.
Guido Grandi was 49 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
John Keill was 49 this year and would die the following year.
Eustachio Manfredi was 46 this year and would die in a further 19 years.
Samuel Clarke was 45 this year and would die in a further 9 years.
William Jones was 45 this year and would die in a further 29 years.
Jacopo Riccati was 44 this year and would die in a further 34 years.
Jacques Cassini was 43 this year and would die in a further 36 years.
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was 43 this year and would die in a further 30 years.
Joseph Privat de Molières was 43 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
Charles Hayes was 42 this year and would die in a further 40 years.
Jakob Hermann was 42 this year and would die in a further 13 years.
John Colson was 40 this year and would die in a further 40 years.
John Machin was 40 this year and would die in a further 31 years.
Gabriele Manfredi was 39 this year and would die in a further 41 years.
Mei Juecheng was 39 this year and would die in a further 43 years.
Giulio Fagnano was 38 this year and would die in a further 46 years.
John Hadley was 38 this year and would die in a further 24 years.
Nicholas Saunderson was 38 this year and would die in a further 19 years.
Giovanni Poleni was 37 this year and would die in a further 41 years.
George Berkeley was 35 this year and would die in a further 33 years.
Brook Taylor was 35 this year and would die in a further 11 years.
Nicolaus(I) Bernoulli was 33 this year and would die in a further 39 years.
Robert Simson was 33 this year and would die in a further 48 years.
Louis Castel was 32 this year and would die in a further 37 years.
Roger Paman was about 32 this year and would die in about a further 28 years.
Willem 'sGravesande was 32 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
Samuel Molyneux was 31 this year and would die in a further 8 years.
Christian Goldbach was 30 this year and would die in a further 44 years.
Jagannatha was about 30 this year and would die in about a further 30 years.
James Stirling was 28 this year and would die in a further 50 years.
Nicolaus(II) Bernoulli was 25 this year and would die in a further 6 years.
Pierre Bouguer was 22 this year and would die in a further 38 years.
Colin Maclaurin was 22 this year and would die in a further 26 years.
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis was 22 this year and would die in a further 39 years.
Charles-Étienne Camus was 21 this year and would die in a further 48 years.
Daniel Bernoulli was 20 this year and would die in a further 62 years.
Nathaniel Bliss was 20 this year and would die in a further 44 years.
William Braikenridge was 20 this year and would die in a further 42 years.
Edmund Stone was about 20 this year and would die in about a further 48 years.
William Emerson was 19 this year and would die in a further 62 years.
Charles-Marie La Condamine was 19 this year and would die in a further 54 years.
Thomas Bayes was 18 this year and would die in a further 41 years.
Antoine Deparcieux was 17 this year and would die in a further 48 years.
Johann Castillon was 16 this year and would die in a further 71 years.
Gabriel Cramer was 16 this year and would die in a further 32 years.
Alexis Fontaine was 16 this year and would die in a further 51 years.
Johann Segner was 16 this year and would die in a further 57 years.
Émilie du Châtelet was 14 this year and would die in a further 29 years.
Benjamin Franklin was 14 this year and would die in a further 70 years.
Georges Buffon was 13 this year and would die in a further 68 years.
Leonhard Euler was 13 this year and would die in a further 63 years.
Vincenzo Riccati was 13 this year and would die in a further 55 years.
Benjamin Robins was 13 this year and would die in a further 31 years.
Johann(II) Bernoulli was 10 this year and would die in a further 70 years.
Thomas Fuller was 10 this year and would die in a further 70 years.
Thomas Simpson was 10 this year and would die in a further 41 years.
Laura Bassi was 9 this year and would die in a further 58 years.
Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich was 9 this year and would die in a further 67 years.
Samuel König was 8 this year and would die in a further 37 years.
Alexis Clairaut was 7 this year and would die in a further 45 years.
César-François Cassini de Thury was 6 this year and would die in a further 64 years.
Alexander Wilson was 6 this year and would die in a further 66 years.
Giovanni Fagnano was 5 this year and would die in a further 77 years.
Jean d'Alembert was 3 this year and would die in a further 63 years.
Matthew Stewart was 3 this year and would die in a further 65 years.
Maria Agnesi was 2 this year and would die in a further 79 years.
István Hatvani was 2 this year and would die in a further 66 years.
Abraham Kästner was 1 this year and would die in a further 80 years.
John Landen was 1 this year and would die in a further 70 years.

There were 90 mathematicians in our archive alive in the year 1720.


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