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Dr Barrow by Mary Beale
|Died||4 May 1677
|Institutions||Trinity College, Cambridge, Gresham College|
|Academic advisors||James Duport|
|Notable students||Isaac Newton|
|Known for||Fundamental theorem of calculus
|Influences||Gilles Personne de Roberval
His mentor was James Duport who was a classicist, but Barrow really learned his mathematics by working under Gilles Personne de Roberval in Paris and Vincenzo Viviani in Florence.
Isaac Barrow (October 1630 – 4 May 1677) was an English Christian theologian and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for the discovery of the fundamental theorem of calculus. His work centered on the properties of the tangent; Barrow was the first to calculate the tangents of the kappa curve. He is also notable for being the inaugural holder of the prestigious Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics, a post later held by his student, Isaac Newton who also went on to develop calculus in its modern form.
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Statue of Isaac Barrow in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
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