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John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles CavendishThe Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician$
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Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198564843

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.001.0001

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Amsterdam, Breda, 1643–1652

Amsterdam, Breda, 1643–1652

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(p.102) 4 Amsterdam, Breda, 1643–1652
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John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish
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Noel Malcolm (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.003.0004

This chapter chronicles the life of John Pell in Amsterdam and Breda from 1643 to 1652. John Pell had little idea of what awaited him in Amsterdam; apparently he thought his trip was to be a brief visit, for the purpose of being interviewed. On April 27, 1644 the Burgemeesters of Amsterdam agreed to appoint Pell to the Chair of Mathematics at the Athenaeum, of a period of one year in the first instance. So began Pell's new life as a Professor of Mathematics. For the next two years (until he moved to a similar post at Breda) he would deliver a public lecture, in Latin, each week-day morning during term-time.

Keywords:   Amsterdam, Breda, Chair of Mathematics, Athenaeum

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