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Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into Its Laws and Consequences (2nd ed.), by Francis Galton, selected pages (15)

Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into Its Laws and Consequences (2nd ed.), by Francis Galton, selected pages (15)
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Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into Its Laws and Consequences (2nd ed.), by Francis Galton, selected pages (15)
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2032. Men of Science 195 Suffolk, not inferior in my judgment, to our skillfullest masters." B. (by the same parents as above). Sir Nathaniel of Stivekey. His father remarks of him, aet. 22 (when Lord Bacon was aet. 7), "Indeed of all my children he is of best hope in learning." N. (son of another brother). Nathaniel, antiquarian writer, Recorder of Bury, and Admiralty Judge. He was M.P. for Cambridge, and a sturdy republican. Bernoulli, Jacques. The first who rose to fame in a Swiss family that afterwards comprised an extraordinary number of eminent mathematicians and men of science. They were mostly quarrelsome and unamiable. Many were long-lived; three of them exceeded eighty years of age. Jacques was destined for the Church, but early devoted himself to mathematics, in which he had accidentally become initiated. Was sure but slow. He taught his brother Jean, but adopted, too long, a tone of superiority towards him; hence quarrels and rivalry. Jacques was a mathematician of the highest order in originality and power. Member of the French Academy. [pedigree chart] Jacques. Jean. Nicholas. Daniel. Jean. Nicholas. Jean. Jacques. [end pedigree chart] B. Jean, destined for commerce, but left it for science and chemistry. Member of French Academy. ("Eloge" by D'Alembert.) He was the ancestor of the five following: N. Nicholas, [italics]d.[end italics] aet. 31. He was also a great mathematical genius. Died at S. Petersburg, where he was one of the principal ornaments of the then young Academy. N. Daniel, physician, botanist, and anatomist, writer on hydrodynamics; very precocious. Obtained ten prizes, for one of which his father had competed; who never [end]
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