Bayes, Thomas

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Born: 1702 AD
Died: 1761 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Mathematicians


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.

 

 


 

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