Who was there ?


Mathematicians in our archive who were alive in the year 1740 are:

Abraham Sharp was 87 this year and would die in a further 2 years.
Edmond Halley was 84 this year and would die in a further 2 years.
Bernard de Fontenelle was 83 this year and would die in a further 17 years.
Johann Bernoulli was 73 this year and would die in a further 8 years.
Abraham de Moivre was 73 this year and would die in a further 14 years.
William Whiston was 73 this year and would die in a further 12 years.
Guido Grandi was 69 this year and would die in a further 2 years.
William Jones was 65 this year and would die in a further 9 years.
Jacopo Riccati was 64 this year and would die in a further 14 years.
Jacques Cassini was 63 this year and would die in a further 16 years.
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was 63 this year and would die in a further 10 years.
Joseph Privat de MoliŹres was 63 this year and would die in a further 2 years.
Charles Hayes was 62 this year and would die in a further 20 years.
John Colson was 60 this year and would die in a further 20 years.
John Machin was 60 this year and would die in a further 11 years.
Gabriele Manfredi was 59 this year and would die in a further 21 years.
Mei Juecheng was 59 this year and would die in a further 23 years.
Giulio Fagnano was 58 this year and would die in a further 26 years.
John Hadley was 58 this year and would die in a further 4 years.
Giovanni Poleni was 57 this year and would die in a further 21 years.
George Berkeley was 55 this year and would die in a further 13 years.
Nicolaus(I) Bernoulli was 53 this year and would die in a further 19 years.
Robert Simson was 53 this year and would die in a further 28 years.
Louis Castel was 52 this year and would die in a further 17 years.
Roger Paman was about 52 this year and would die in about a further 8 years.
Willem 'sGravesande was 52 this year and would die in a further 2 years.
Christian Goldbach was 50 this year and would die in a further 24 years.
Jagannatha was about 50 this year and would die in about a further 10 years.
James Stirling was 48 this year and would die in a further 30 years.
Pierre Bouguer was 42 this year and would die in a further 18 years.
Colin Maclaurin was 42 this year and would die in a further 6 years.
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis was 42 this year and would die in a further 19 years.
Charles-Étienne Camus was 41 this year and would die in a further 28 years.
Daniel Bernoulli was 40 this year and would die in a further 42 years.
Nathaniel Bliss was 40 this year and would die in a further 24 years.
William Braikenridge was 40 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
Edmund Stone was about 40 this year and would die in about a further 28 years.
William Emerson was 39 this year and would die in a further 42 years.
Charles-Marie de La Condamine was 39 this year and would die in a further 34 years.
Thomas Bayes was 38 this year and would die in a further 21 years.
Antoine Deparcieux was 37 this year and would die in a further 28 years.
Johann Castillon was 36 this year and would die in a further 51 years.
Gabriel Cramer was 36 this year and would die in a further 12 years.
Alexis Fontaine was 36 this year and would die in a further 31 years.
Johann Segner was 36 this year and would die in a further 37 years.
Émilie du ChČtelet was 34 this year and would die in a further 9 years.
Benjamin Franklin was 34 this year and would die in a further 50 years.
Georges Buffon was 33 this year and would die in a further 48 years.
Leonhard Euler was 33 this year and would die in a further 43 years.
Vincenzo Riccati was 33 this year and would die in a further 35 years.
Benjamin Robins was 33 this year and would die in a further 11 years.
Johann(II) Bernoulli was 30 this year and would die in a further 50 years.
Thomas Fuller was 30 this year and would die in a further 50 years.
Thomas Simpson was 30 this year and would die in a further 21 years.
Laura Bassi was 29 this year and would die in a further 38 years.
Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich was 29 this year and would die in a further 47 years.
Samuel König was 28 this year and would die in a further 17 years.
Alexis Clairaut was 27 this year and would die in a further 25 years.
César-Franćois Cassini de Thury was 26 this year and would die in a further 44 years.
Alexander Wilson was 26 this year and would die in a further 46 years.
Giovanni Fagnano was 25 this year and would die in a further 57 years.
Jean d'Alembert was 23 this year and would die in a further 43 years.
Matthew Stewart was 23 this year and would die in a further 45 years.
Maria Agnesi was 22 this year and would die in a further 59 years.
István Hatvani was 22 this year and would die in a further 46 years.
Abraham Kästner was 21 this year and would die in a further 60 years.
John Landen was 21 this year and would die in a further 50 years.
Nicole-Reine Etable de LabriŹre was 17 this year and would die in a further 48 years.
Tobias Mayer was 17 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
Richard Price was 17 this year and would die in a further 51 years.
Franz Aepinus was 16 this year and would die in a further 62 years.
Patrick d'Arcy was 15 this year and would die in a further 39 years.
Étienne Montucla was 15 this year and would die in a further 59 years.
James Hutton was 14 this year and would die in a further 57 years.
Paolo Frisi was 12 this year and would die in a further 44 years.
Johann Heinrich Lambert was 12 this year and would die in a further 37 years.
Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was 11 this year and would die in a further 71 years.
Étienne Bézout was 10 this year and would die in a further 43 years.
Charles Bossut was 10 this year and would die in a further 74 years.
Benjamin Banneker was 9 this year and would die in a further 66 years.
Gianfrancesco Malfatti was 9 this year and would die in a further 67 years.
Francis Maseres was 9 this year and would die in a further 84 years.
Naonobu Ajima was 8 this year and would die in a further 58 years.
Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten was 8 this year and would die in a further 47 years.
Jérôme Lalande was 8 this year and would die in a further 67 years.
Nevil Maskelyne was 8 this year and would die in a further 71 years.
David Rittenhouse was 8 this year and would die in a further 56 years.
Jean-Charles de Borda was 7 this year and would die in a further 59 years.
Achille-Pierre Dionis du Séjour was 6 this year and would die in a further 54 years.
Monteiro da Rocha was 6 this year and would die in a further 79 years.
Antonio Mario Lorgna was 5 this year and would die in a further 56 years.
Jesse Ramsden was 5 this year and would die in a further 60 years.
Alexandre-Theophile Vandermonde was 5 this year and would die in a further 56 years.
Erland Bring was 4 this year and would die in a further 58 years.
Charles Augustin Coulomb was 4 this year and would die in a further 66 years.
Joseph-Louis Lagrange was 4 this year and would die in a further 73 years.
Johannes Tetens was 4 this year and would die in a further 67 years.
Edward Waring was 4 this year and would die in a further 58 years.
Charles Hutton was 3 this year and would die in a further 83 years.
Nicolas Vilant was 3 this year and would die in a further 67 years.
Georg Klügel was 1 this year and would die in a further 72 years.
Anders Lexell was born this year and would die in a further 44 years.

There were 102 mathematicians in our archive alive in the year 1740.


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