Upon reflection: The Hadley brothers

This is not a post about a circus act, a Canadian punk band or a boy band from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  John (1682 – 1744), George (1685 – 1768) and Henry Hadley (1697 – 1771) were three mathematical inclined gentleman scholars active in England in the first half of the 18th century. This is really a post about John but as he states quite clearly in his publications that George and Henry were actively involved in the realisation of his two major contributions to the histories of science and technology I thought it only fair that they should also be mentioned at least at the beginning of this article. In reading up for this piece I also discovered that George made a major contribution to the history of meteorology, which I will briefly sketch at the end. [read more]

About thonyc

Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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