1702 – Thomas Bayes was born in London.
1719 – Enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to study logic and theology: as a Nonconformist, Oxford and Cambridge.
1731 – Published two works in his lifetime: Divine Benevolence, or an Attempt to Prove That the Principal End of the Divine Providence and Government is the Happiness of His Creatures.
1936 – An Introduction to the Doctrine of Fluxions, and a Defence of the Mathematicians Against the Objections of the Author of the Analyst.
1742 – Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society on the strength of the Introduction to the Doctrine of Fluxions.
1761 – Bayes died 17th of April in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Known for having formulated a special case of Bayes’ theorem, which was published posthumously.