Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren In existographies, Christopher Wren (1632-1723) (Cattell 1000:874) was an English architect, astronomer, anatomist, geometer, and mathematical physicist, noted for []

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Newton recalled from a conversation in 1677 that Wren had known the inverse square law then, before Hooke, and asked Haley to find out when Wren had first learned of the law.”
— Stephen Inwood (2002), The Man Who Knew Too Much (pg. 362); on the response of Newton to the news by Edmond Halley that Hooke wants acknowledge credit, in the second book of Principia, for his work on the inverse square law [1]

References
1. (a) Newton, Isaac. (1686). “Letter to Edmund Halley”, Mar 27
(b) Trunbull, H.W. (1960). The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, Volume Two (pgs. 433-344). Cambridge University Press.
(c) Inwood, Stephen. (2003). The Man Who Knew Too Much: the Strange and Inventive Life of Robert Hooke 1653-1703 (pg. 362). Pan MacMillan.

External links
‚óŹ Christopher Wren – Wikipedia.

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