Historical records matching Isaac Barrow
About Isaac Barrow
Isaac Barrow was an English Christian theologian and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for the discovery of the fundamental theorem of calculus. His work centered on the properties of the tangent; Barrow was the first to calculate the tangents of the kappa curve. Isaac Newton was a student of Barrow's, and Newton went on to develop calculus in a modern form.
Memoir of Dr. Isaac Barrow
ISAAC BARROW, the learned and pious author of the following pages, was born in October, 1630, the son of Thomas Barrow, a respected citizen of London, who was the brother of Isaac Barrow, then Lord Bishop of St. Asaph. Our author was at an early age sent to the Charterhouse School, where he made so small proficiency that he was removed to Felsted, in Essex. His contemporary biographer indeed says, that so little appearance was there of that comfort which his father afterwards received from him, that he often solemnly expressed his wish, if it should please God to take any of his children away, it might be his son Isaac. Very few years elapsed before Thomas Barrow had reason to thank God for having blessed him with a son who proved in after-life to be not only kind and and affectionate and dutiful to his father, but one of the brightest ornaments of his church and his country.