# Mathematician:Thomas Bayes

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## Mathematician

The **Rev. Thomas Bayes** was a mathematician and Presbyterian minister.

Most famous for his formulation of what is now known as Bayes' Theorem.

## Nationality

British

## History

- Born: c. 1702, London, England
- Died: 17 April 1761, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Bayes' Theorem, also known as Bayes' Formula
- Bayesian Probability Model
- Bayesian Decision Theory
- Bayes' Factor

Results named for **Thomas Bayes** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Thomas Bayes** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1736:
*An Introduction to the Doctrine of Fluxions, and a Defence of the Mathematicians Against the Objections of the Author of The Analyst* - 1763:
*An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances*(presented posthumously)

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Bayes, Rev. Thomas**(1702-61) - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Bayes, Rev. Thomas**(1702-61) - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Bayes, Thomas**(1702-61)