Person: Aldrich, Henry
Henry Aldrich was an English mathematician who published an important work on logic.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Henry was born in Westminster, an inner borough of London, lying on the north bank of the River Thames.
- The Oxford Philosophical Society was founded in October 1683, and Aldrich was a founder member giving a lecture at the first meeting of the Society.
- Although Aldrich was a natural choice to take over as Dean of Christ Church when the position fell vacant in 1686, the king appointed a Roman Catholic to the position for religious reasons.
- However after the revolution of 1688 such things changed dramatically and Aldrich was appointed dean in April 1689.
- For three years, from 4 October 1692, Aldrich was vice-chancellor of Oxford University.
Born 15 January 1648, Westminster, London, England. Died 14 December 1710, London, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive