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Isaac Barrow



Dr Barrow by Mary Beale


Born  October 1630 London, England

Died  4 May 1677 London, England

(aged 46)
Nationality  English 
Education  Felsted School, Trinity College, Cambridge 
Known for  Fundamental theorem of calculus Optics 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  Trinity College, Cambridge, Gresham College 
Academic advisors  James Duport 
Notable students  Isaac Newton 
Influences  Gilles Personne de Roberval Vincenzo Viviani 
Influenced  Isaac Newton 
Notes  
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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