Person: Juan, Jorge


Jorge Juan was a mathematician and seaman who took part in the famous Franco-Spanish expedition to South America to measure a degree of meridian at the Equator. He introduced the study of Newton to Spain, supervised the modernisation of the Spanish Navy and set the basis for the future Spanish Academy of Sciences.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 5th January, 1713, Novelda, Alicante, Spain. Died June 21, 1773, Madrid, Spain.

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Origin Spain

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