Person: Gregory (3), David


David Gregory was was a nephew of James Gregory who become a professor of mathematics in Edinburgh and Oxford. He did important work on series and in optics and was a strong supporter of Newton in his dispute with Leibniz.

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Born 3 June 1659, Aberdeen, Scotland. Died 10 October 1708, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

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Astronomy, Origin Scotland, Number Theory, Physics, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive