# Mathematician:John Machin

## Mathematician

English professor of astronomy, best known for developing a quickly converging series for $\pi$ (pi) in $1706$ and using it to compute $\pi$ to $100$ decimal places.

While he supposedly enjoyed a high mathematical reputation, the rest of his works were inferior.

English

## History

• Born: c. 1686 in England
• Died: 9 June 1751 in London, England

## Theorems

Results named for John Machin can be found here.

## Publications

• The Laws of the Moon's Motion According to Gravity