# Mathematician:John Wilson

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## Mathematician

English mathematician remembered mainly for Wilson's Theorem, which was in fact published by Edward Waring and came originally from Ibn al-Haytham ("Alhazen").

It was in fact proved by Lagrange in $1793$.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 6 Aug 1741, Applethwaite, Westmoreland, England
- Died: 18 Oct 1793, Kendal, Westmoreland, England

## Theorems

Results named for **John Wilson** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **John Wilson** can be found here.

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence - 1997: David Wells:
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