Biographies in John Aubrey's Brief Lives


John Aubrey (1626 - 1695) made a collection of notes, anecdotes and gossip about his contemporaries which are gathered together under the title Brief Lives. He was friendly with many of the English scientists of the day including many of the earliest members of the Royal Society. He gives a lively, and not necessarily accurate, account of some of the mathematicians in our archive.


Isaac BarrowMacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Robert Boyle MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Henry Briggs MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
William Brouncker MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
John Dee MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
René Descartes MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Henry Gellibrand MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Edmund Gunter MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Edmund Halley MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Thomas Harriot MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Thomas Hobbes MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Robert Hooke MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Nicolaus Mercator MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Jonas Moore MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
William Oughtred MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
John Pell MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Henry Savile MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Ludolph Van Ceulen MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
John Wallis MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
John Wilkins MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography
Christopher Wren MacTutor biography Aubrey's biography


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