John Arbuthnot

1667 - 1735

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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.
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List of References (12 books/articles)

Some Quotations (11)

A Poster of John Arbuthnot

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Honours awarded to John Arbuthnot
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Fellow of the Royal Society1704


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. The Galileo Project
  1. NAHSTE
  2. The Arbuthnot Family Association
  3. York University (An Argument for Divine Providence) (a pdf file)

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