Nicholas Saunderson (or Sanderson) 1682-1739 mathematician

Saunderson went blind aged one year after he contracted smallpox. He taught mathematics, astronomy and optics at Cambridge University from 1707 and became Professor of Mathematics in 1712. He later worked closely with Halley and Flamsteed in their attempts to calculate longitude at sea, one of the major challenges of the eighteenth century.

Artist: John Vanderbank

Size 17 x 11 cms

Price £10.00