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John Arbuthnot

lived from 1667 to 1735


John Arbuthnot was a Scottish scholar who translated Huygens' tract on probability in 1692 and extended it by adding a few further games of chance. This was the first work on probability published in English.


Find out more at:
http://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Arbuthnot.html