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Colin Maclaurin

Birthdate: (48)
Death: June 14, 1746 (48)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Maclaurin, Minister of Kilmodan and Mary Maclaurin
Husband of Anne Stewart
Father of John Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn
Brother of John Maclaurin, Minister of St David's and Daniel Maclaurin

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Colin Maclaurin

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Colin Maclaurin (February 1698 – 14 June 1746) was a Scottish mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebra. The Maclaurin series, a special case of the Taylor series, are named after him...

...Maclaurin was born in Kilmodan, Argyll. His father, Reverend and Minister of Glendaruel John Maclaurin, died when Maclaurin was in infancy, and his mother died before he reached nine years of age. He was then educated under the care of his uncle, the Reverend Daniel Maclaurin, minister of Kilfinan...

...In 1733, Maclaurin married Anne Stewart, the daughter of Walter Stewart, the Solicitor General for Scotland, by whom he had seven children."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Colin Maclaurin', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 September 2012, 20:39 UTC, <> [accessed 28 September 2012]

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Colin Maclaurin's Timeline

February 1698
December 15, 1734
Age 36
Edinburgh, Scotland
June 14, 1746
Age 48