10 May Brook Taylor
Dead: 29 December 1731
He was an English mathematician who is best known for Taylor's theorem and the Taylor series.
Taylor was elected a fellow of the Royal Society early in 1712, and in the same year sat on the committee for adjudicating the claims of Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, and acted as secretary to the society from 13 January 1714 to 21 October 1718.
From 1715 his studies took a philosophical and religious bent.
He corresponded in that year with the Comte de Montmort on the subject of Nicolas Malebranche's tenets.
Unfinished treatises, On the Jewish Sacrifices and On the Lawfulness of Eating Blood, written on his return from Aix-la-Chapelle in 1719, were afterwards found among his papers.