Person: Todhunter, Isaac
Isaac Todhunter is best known for his textbooks and his writing on the history of mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Todhunter was sent to a school in Hastings but did not show any promise even being described as 'unusually backward'.
 However, after being sent to a new school set by J B Austin from London, Isaac made excellent progress.
 While taking his degree course Todhunter also worked as a mathematics teacher at a large school in Wimbledon.
 Todhunter progressed from fellow to principal mathematical lecturer at St John's College where he resisted all attempts to reduce the central role of Euclid in mathematics courses.
 In 1864 Todhunter resigned his fellowship at St John's College, which he was forced to do as he wished to marry.
 Todhunter had been elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1862.
 In 1874 Todhunter was elected as an honorary fellow of St John's College but he was taken ill in 1880 and, from that time on, his health deteriorated.
 Todhunter is best known for his textbooks and his writing on the history of mathematics.
 Todhunter received many awards for his contributions to mathematics.
Born 23 November 1820, Rye, Sussex, England. Died 1 March 1884, Cambridge, England.
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 Oâ€™Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive