Person: Tanner, Cecily


Cecily Tanner was the daughter of the mathematicians William Henry Young and Grace Emily Chisholm. She published excellent papers on Riemann-Stieltjes integrals, then she became interested in the history of mathematics. Her efforts led to Thomas Harriot's work being much more widely known and understood.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 6 February 1900, Göttingen, Germany. Died 24 November 1992, Croydon, England.

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Origin Germany, Women

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