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English mathematician and writer on theology who was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.
Credited with first formulating what is now known as Playfair's Axiom.
- Born: c. 1717 (some sources say 1716, some 1718 - there is little consensus)
- Died: 1788
Theorems and Definitions
- Formuated Playfair's Axiom.
- The Rudiments of Mathematics
- 1770: Two Mathematical Essays: The First on Ultimate Ratios, The Second on the Power of the Wedge