b. 20 August 1710 Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
d. 14 May 1761
Thomas Simpson, although self-educated in mathematics, was quite able. He wrote a number of instructional works as well as did original research. However, Simpson was also sometimes accused of plagiarism. This latter was indeed the case with Moivre related to his work on annuities. As for his life, consult the one written by Hutton which is included in the edition of the Select Exercises noted below.
Among the several books he wrote, the following are of interest.