Burrow, Reuben (1747–1792), mathematician and orientalist, was born on 30 December 1747 on a small farm at Hoberly, near Shadwell, 5 miles north-east of Leeds. When he was about twelve the family moved to a larger farm at Roundhay, nearer town. For some ten years from the age of five, ...
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Greaves, John (1602–1652), astronomer and orientalist, was probably born at Alresford, Hampshire, the eldest of the four sons of John Greaves (1579–1616), rector of Colmer, a noted schoolmaster, and his wife, Sara (d. 1640). His three brothers also achieved distinction: Nicholas became a fellow of ...