John Arbuthnot

1667 - 1735

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John Arbuthnot was a Scottish scholar who translated Huygens' tract on probability in 1692 and extended it by adding a few further games of chance. This was the first work on probability published in English.
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List of References (12 books/articles)

Some Quotations (11)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to John Arbuthnot
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Fellow of the Royal Society1704

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. The Galileo Project
  5. The Arbuthnot Family Association
  6. York University (An Argument for Divine Providence) (a pdf file)

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