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An Essay towards a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language (London, 1668) is the best-remembered of the numerous works of John Wilkins, in which he expounds a new universal language, meant primarily to facilitate international communication among scholars, but envisioned for use by diplomats, travelers, and merchants as well.
Bathsua Reginald Makin (c. 1600 – c. 1675) was a teacher who contributed to the emerging criticism of woman's position in the domestic and public spheres in 17th-century England.
Sir Charles Cavendish (ca. 15941654) was an English aristocrat, Member of Parliament, and patron of philosophers and mathematicians.
Christen Sørensen Longomontanus (or Longberg) (4 October 1562 – 8 October 1647) was a Danish astronomer.
Christiaan Huygens (Hugenius; 14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a Dutch physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventor, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution.
Christian Ravis (1613–1677) was an itinerant German orientalist and theologian.
Claiborne de Borda Pell (November 22, 1918 – January 1, 2009) was an American politician and writer who served as a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island for six terms from 1961 to 1997.
Crystal Lake (also known Jefferd-Leisler Mill Pond and Ice Pond) was a former lake in the village of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York.
The culture of Sussex refers to the pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with Sussex and its people.
In mathematics, a Diophantine equation is a polynomial equation, usually in two or more unknowns, such that only the integer solutions are sought or studied (an integer solution is a solution such that all the unknowns take integer values).
The Venerable Edward Davenant or D’Avenant, DD (1596–1679) was an English churchman and academic, Archdeacon of Berkshire from 1631 to 1634, known also as a mathematician.
The Gresham College group was a loose collection of scientists in England of the 1640s and 1650s, a precursor to the Royal Society of London.
The Hartlib Circle was the correspondence network set up in Western and Central Europe by Samuel Hartlib, an intelligencer based in London, and his associates, in the period 1630 to 1660.
Henry Briggs (February 1561 – 26 January 1630) was an English mathematician notable for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms, which are sometimes known as Briggsian logarithms in his honour.
New Rochelle (Nouvelle-Rochelle) is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the southeastern portion of the state.
The Hobbes–Wallis controversy was a polemic debate that continued from the mid-1650s well into the 1670s, between the philosopher Thomas Hobbes and the mathematician John Wallis.
Jacob Leisler (ca. 1640 – May 16, 1691) was a German-born colonist in the Province of New York.
James Dodson FRS (c.1705–1757) was a British mathematician, actuary and innovator in the insurance industry.
James Lockhart (1763–1852) was an English banker who wrote on numerical analysis.
Johann Rahn (Latinised form Rhonius) (10 March 1622 – 25 May 1676) was a Swiss mathematician who is credited with the first use of the division symbol, ÷ (obelus) and the therefore sign, ∴. The symbols were used in Teutsche Algebra, published in 1659.
John Flamsteed FRS (19 August 1646 – 31 December 1719) was an English astronomer and the first Astronomer Royal.
The King's Bench Prison was a prison in Southwark, south London, England, from medieval times until it closed in 1880.
This is a list of notable alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Stigler's law concerns the supposed tendency of eponymous expressions for scientific discoveries to honor people other than their respective originators.
This is a complete list of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in its fourth year, 1663.
About 8,000 Fellows have been elected to the Royal Society of London since its inception in 1660.
This list of Indian inventions and discoveries details the inventions, scientific discoveries and contributions of ancient and modern India, including both the ancient and medieval nations in the subcontinent historically referred to as India and the modern Indian state.
This is a list of misnamed theorems in mathematics.
The term non-fiction writer covers vast numbers of fields and writers.
This is a list of the Original Fellows of the Royal Society, defined as those fellows, excepting the Founder Fellows, who were elected prior to July 1663.
This is a list of scientific equations named after people (eponymous equations).
Morris Birkbeck (January 23, 1764 – June 4, 1825) was an English agricultural innovator, author/publicist, anti-slavery campaigner and early 19th-century pioneer in southern Illinois, in the United States.
Morris Birkbeck Pell (31 March 1827, Albion, Illinois, USA – 7 May 1879, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia) was an American-Australian mathematician, professor, lawyer and actuary.
The New Rochelle Sestercentennial Half-Dollar (1938) was minted to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the settlement of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York.
An obelus (symbol: ÷ or †, plural: obeluses or obeli) is a symbol consisting of a short horizontal line with a dot above and another dot below, and in other uses it is a symbol resembling a small dagger.
The Orange College of Breda (Collegium Auriacum) was a college of higher learning at Breda in the Dutch Republic in the middle of the 17th century, teaching divinity, philosophy, mathematics, and law.
Pell is a surname shared by several notable people, listed below.
In mathematics, the Pell numbers are an infinite sequence of integers, known since ancient times, that comprise the denominators of the closest rational approximations to the square root of 2.
Pell's equation (also called the Pell–Fermat equation) is any Diophantine equation of the form where n is a given positive nonsquare integer and integer solutions are sought for x and y. In Cartesian coordinates, the equation has the form of a hyperbola; solutions occur wherever the curve passes through a point whose x and y coordinates are both integers, such as the trivial solution with x.
Sir Thomas Aylesbury, 1st Baronet (1576–1657) was an English civil servant, Surveyor of the Navy from 1628 and jointly Master of the Mint from 1635, and a patron of mathematical learning.
Steyning Grammar School is a state comprehensive school in West Sussex, England.
Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe (South Saxons), is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.
The Advice to Hartlib was a treatise on education, written by Sir William Petty (1623–1687) in 1647According to Petty's own list of his writings, it was written in 1647.
Theodore Haak (Neuhausen 1605 – London 1690) was a German Calvinist scholar, resident in England in later life.
Thomas Branker (Brancker) (1633–1676) was an English mathematician.
Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher who is considered one of the founders of modern political philosophy.
Thomas Pell (1612/13–1669) was an English-born physician who bought the area known as Pelham, New York, as well as land that now includes the eastern Bronx and southern Westchester County, New York, and founded the town of Westchester at the head of navigation on Westchester Creek in 1654.
Walter Warner (1563–1643) was an English mathematician and scientist.
The Welbeck Academy or Welbeck Circle is a name that has been given to the loose intellectual grouping around William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the first half of the 17th century.
William Brereton, 3rd Baron Brereton FRS (4 May 1631 – 17 March 1680) was an English mathematician and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and became Baron Brereton in the Irish peerage in 1664.
William Rand (fl. 1650–1660) was an English physician who projected general reforms in medical education, practice and publication.
The year 1610 in science and technology involved some significant events.
Events from the 1610s in England.
The year 1611 in science and technology involved some significant events.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1634.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1638.
Events from the year 1685 in England.
The year 1685 in science and technology involved some significant events.