# Mathematician:Benjamin Gompertz

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## Mathematician

British self-educated mathematician and actuary, best known for his Gompertz Law of Mortality, a demographic model published in $1825$.

## Nationality

English, of Dutch ancestry

## History

- Born: 5 March 1779 in London, England
- Died: 14 July 1865 in London, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Gompertz Law of Mortality
- Gompertz-Makeham Law of Mortality (with William Matthew Makeham) (a refinement of the Gompertz Law of Mortality)

- Euler-Gompertz Constant (with Leonhard Paul Euler) (also known as the Gompertz Constant)

Results named for **Benjamin Gompertz** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Benjamin Gompertz** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1822:
*Theory of astronomical instruments* - 1825:
*A new instrument called the differential sextant* - 1825:
*On the Nature of the Function Expressive of the Law of Human Mortality, and on a New Mode of Determining the Value of Life Contingencies*(*Phil. Trans.***Vol. 115**: pp. 513 – 585) - 1829:
*On the converted pendulum* - 1850:
*Hints on Porisms*