William Brouncker

1620 - 1684

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William Brouncker was an Irish mathematician who was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of London. He worked on continued fractions and calculated logarithms by infinite series.
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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Pell's equation
  2. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to William Brouncker
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Fellow of the Royal Society1662
President of the Royal Society1662-1677
Biography in Aubrey's Brief Lives

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  1. Royal Society
  2. The Galileo Project
  3. Rouse Ball

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