William Whiston (1667 - 1752)
William Whiston (9 December 1667 – 22 August 1752) was an English theologian, historian, and mathematician. He is probably best known for his translation of the Antiquities of the Jews and other works by Josephus, his A New Theory of the Earth, and his Arianism. He succeeded his mentor Isaac Newton as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
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