John Wallis (23 November 1616 – 28 October 1703) was an English
mathematician who is given partial credit for the development of infinitesimal
calculus. Between 1643 and 1689 he served as chie...
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did not follow Cavalieri's geometric approach and instead assigned numerical
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yearly date for Easter, Wallis opposed the introduction of the Gregorian calendar.
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