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.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Arbuthnot.html