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Authorised form of nameBarrow; Isaac (1630 - 1677); Classical and Mathematical Scholar
SurnameBarrow
ForenamesIsaac
Dates1630 - 1677
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (October 1630)
Death:
Mr Wilson's, the saddler's, near Suffolk House, London (04 May 1677)
Burial Place:
Westminster Abbey
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Church of England
Research Field:
Geometry, optics
Education:
Charterhouse School; Felsted School (for 4 years); Peterhouse, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; BA (1648/9), MA (1652), BD (1661), DD (1666); Incorporated at Oxford (1653)
Career:
Tutor to Viscount Fairfax; Fellow of Trinity (1649); travelled abroad (1655-1659); Ordained (1659); Fellow of Eton College (1660); Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge (1660-1663); Professor of Geometry, Gresham College, London (1662-1663); Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge (1663-1669); Prebendary of Salisbury (1671); Chaplain to Charles II; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (1673-1677); Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge (1675-1676); died of an overdose of an opiate
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
17/09/1662
Admitted 29 October 1662
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Barrow, linen draper, at the sign of the White Horse, Forster Lane, in St Leonard's parish, London
Published works'Lectiones Opticae 1669; Lectiones Geometricae 1670; Lectiones Mathematione 1683
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn
References:
R E W Maddison, 'Abraham Hill, FRS (1635-1722)' in NR 1960 vol 15 pp 173-182
A Rupert Hall, 'Cambridge: Newton's legacy' in NR 2001 vol 55 pp 205-226
Katherine Hill, 'Neither Ancient nor Modern: Wallis and Barrow on the Composition of Continua. Part One: Mathematical Styles and the Composition of Continua' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 165-178, plate
Katherine Hill, 'Neither Ancient nor Modern: Wallis and Barrow on the Composition of Continua. Part Two: The Seventeenth-Century Context: The Struggle Between Ancient and Modern' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 13-22
Milo Keynes, 'The Personality of Isaac Newton' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 1-56, plate
Stuart Hollingdale, review of Mordechai Feingold, ed, Before Newton: the Life and Times of Isaac Barrow in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 277-279
G J Whitrow, 'Newton's Role in the History of Mathematics' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 71-92
P Fara, 'Lucasian Professors. From Newton to Hawking: a history of Cambridge University's Lucasian professors of mathematics, ed K C Knox and R Noakes' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 312-313
Royal Society codeNA7960
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/24/10Paper, 'Concerning the work of Mr Barrow' by John Collins17th century
MS/20Manuscript of Isaac Barrow[1630 - 1677]
CLP/24/21Letter, Discourse with mathematical rules from Mr [Isaac] Barrow to John Collins28 March 1668
CLP/24/21/1Letter, Discourse with mathematical rules from Mr [Isaac] Barrow to John Collins28 March 1668
MS/19Further manuscripts of Isaac Barrow[1630 - 1677]
CLP/24/33Letter, from John Collins to Henry Oldenburg [Secretary of the Royal Society]17th century
CLP/24/21/3Diagram, by Isaac Barrow28 March 1668
CLP/24/25Paper, Isaac Barrow's paper concerning 'Gregory's Problem' as considered by John Collinsc.17th century
CLP/24/21/2Diagram, by Isaac Barrow28 March 1668
CLP/24/37/1Paper, Isaac Barrow's solution to [Renatus Franciscus] Slusius' 'Construction of Solid Problems' [relayed by John Collins]17th century
CLP/24/37Paper, Isaac Barrow's solution to [Renatus Franciscus] Slusius' 'Construction of Solid Problems' [relayed by John Collins]17th century
CLP/24/37/2Diagram, Isaac Barrow's solution to [Renatus Franciscus] Slusius' 'Construction of Solid Problems' [relayed by John Collins]17th century
CLP/24/37/3Diagram, Isaac Barrow's solution to [Renatus Franciscus] Slusius' 'Construction of Solid Problems' [relayed by John Collins]17th century
MS/18Apollonii Conica methodo nova illustrata et succincte demonstrata per Isaacum Barrow1675
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