John Farey, Sr.

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John Farey in Derby Museum. The silhouette is by his friend White Watson whilst the QR Code takes you to the article on the English Wikipedia

John Farey, Sr. (1766 – January 6, 1826) was an English geologist. However, he is better known for a mathematician, the Farey sequence is named after him. He is also a writer.[1]

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  1. H. S. Torrens, ‘Martin, William (1767–1810)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 13 Feb 2011