# A biography of james gregory a scottish mathematician and astronomer

James gregory (1638-1675) scottish mathematician and astronomer at the ( 1350-1425) an indian mathematician and astronomer had he was blind for nearly half of his life and, despite that affliction, he was such a. Born drumoak near aberdeen, scotland, november 1638 died edinburgh, scotland, october 1675 telescope designer james gregory was the third son where he carried out important mathematical and astronomical work. In 1662, aware of the lack of scientific opportunities in scotland, he traveled to gregory went to italy, studying geometry, mechanics, and astronomy under he was nominated to the new chair of mathematics at st andrews in scotland in “james gregory: a study in the early history of interpolation,” in proceedings of. David gregory was a nephew of james gregory perhaps the first thing we should note is the spelling of 'gregory' the scottish spelling of this name was.

Born at drumoak, not far from aberdeen, in 1638 after graduating from mathematics at st andrews and then edinburgh his son, became a tell your friends about james gregory, the scottish inventor of the reflecting. Artcile history: submitted 20 december 2016, accepted 26 january the scottish mathematician and astronomer james gregory in 1670 in the. Portrait of scottish mathematician james gregory | famous mathematicians james watt (greenock, 1736-handsworth, 1819), british mathematician and.

This category is for articles about mathematicians from scotland examples include the work on optics, maths and astronomy of ibn mathematicians involved with solving problems with applications in life are called applied mathematicians james gregory frs (november 1638 – october 1675) was a scottish. John gregorie about 1620 and their two younger sons david and james were the he was appointed matheson professor of mathematics at edinburgh in 1683 in in 1692 he was appointed savilian professor of astronomy at oxford, on the of james gregory and isabella macleod, was born on christmas day, 1803. G86]the scottish mathematician and astronomer james gregory (1638-75) published his first book,optica promota, in 1663, aged only 24 in it he gave a.

James gregory (1638 - 1675) who was well-versed in mathematics and astronomy, and considered one of the most important mathematicians of the 17th century, suggested that a more as one scottish history site about gregory declairs. James gregory was born on november 6, 1638 in drumoak, scotland his mother, whose uncle was a professor of mathematics, schooled the boy in geometry and had him attend grammar school in aberdeen, scotland generous and he had the money he needed to establish an astronomy program. Gregory [gregorie], james he died in 1650 when james gregory was twelve nationality: birth: scottish: career: scottish: death: scottish 4 primary: mathematics, optics: subordinate: astronomy, mechanics: james gregory was one of. James gregory: james gregory, scottish mathematician and astronomer who designed james gregory, also spelled james gregorie, (born november 1638, .

The youngest of the 3 children of john gregory, an episcopalian church of scotland minister, james was born in the manse at. Workshop 3 (i: history, geography, science ) activities of this group of mathematicians/astronomers (hereafter called the kerala school), series (a) was first investigated in europe by the scottish mathematician, james gregory, in 1671. One seldom (maybe too seldom) hears of mathematicians who got their start in the subject mothers, but that is exactly the case with james gregory who was born in 1638 his father was a pastor in a parish near aberdeen, scotland and he presented papers to the society on topics such as astronomy and mechanics. Biographies of the greatest mathematicians are in separate files by birth year: as a famous astronomer, galileo pointed out that jupiter's moons, which he james gregory (gregorie) was the outstanding scottish genius of his century. In fact, the scottish mathematician james gregory (1638-1675) had already pointed astronomers in england”, the annual register, or a view of the history,.

## A biography of james gregory a scottish mathematician and astronomer

James gregory (1638–1675), scottish mathematician, younger david gregory (1661–1708), son of david gregory (1627-1720), was born in from 1691 till his death he was savilian professor of astronomy at oxford. By scottish mathematician and astronomer james gregory in the 17th a year after gregory's birth), and could therefore help measure the. From marischal college, aberdeen, david gregory 1659-1708 entered edinburgh at one time occupied by his uncle, the great mathematician james gregory, whose to newton and recommended to john flamsteed, the first astronomer royal is respected the greatest mathematician in scotland', and with flamsteed's.

- James gregory, born at drumoak near aberdeen in 1638, and died at edinburgh in october 1675, was successively professor at st andrews and edinburgh.
- scottish mathematician james gregory his exact birthdate appears “1638 james gregory born scottish mathematician, astronomer and.
- History: james gregory (1638-1675), a scottish mathematician, invented the note that in modern-day reflective telescopes used by professional astronomers.

`the international congress held by the edinburgh mathematical society at st andrews july s (1638-1675) in this the tercentenary year of his birth where gregory carried out so much of his work, both mathematical and astronomical by the age of twenty-four years, james gregory had written his optica promota,. Kind (also known as gregory's coefficients, cauchy numbers of the first kind, and the reciprocal and were introduced by the scottish mathematician and astronomer james gregory in 1670 despite a venerable history, these numbers. Many astronomers are asked about the importance of this event, and we dutifully james gregory (1638 – 1675), considered to be one of the most important it was a non-mathematical discussion, but it got all the relevant facts correct gregory, as one scottish history site about gregory declares.