Thomas Bayes

1702 - 1761

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Thomas Bayes was an English clergyman who set out his theory of probability in 1764. His conclusions were accepted by Laplace in 1781, rediscovered by Condorcet, and remained unchallenged until Boole questioned them. Since then Bayes' techniques have been subject to controversy.
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List of References (31 books/articles)

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  1. Bayes' grave in Moorgate, London

Honours awarded to Thomas Bayes
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Fellow of the Royal Society1742


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. University of York (Further links)
  3. University of Minnesota
  4. Louvain Belgium
  1. H Kohler
  2. Bayes Group (Bayes' theorem)
  3. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bayes' theorem)
  4. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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