# David Gregory (mathematician)

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**David Gregory** (originally spelt **Gregorie**) FRS (3 June 1659[1] – 10 October 1708) was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer. He was professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, and later Savilian Professor of Astronomy at the University of Oxford, and a proponent of Isaac Newton's *Principia*.

Scottish mathematician and astronomer

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Born | 3 June 1659 Aberdeen, Scotland |

Died | 10 October 1708(1708-10-10) (aged 49) Maidenhead, Berkshire, England |

Nationality | Scottish |

Alma mater | Marischal College, University of Aberdeen University of Leiden |

Known for | Development of infinite series |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Edinburgh Balliol College, Oxford |

Notable students | John Keill John Craig |

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He is the nephew of James Gregory. |

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