Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cotes, Roger (1682-1716), an English mathematician, much esteemed by Sir Isaac Newton, who, on behalf of science, lamented his early death. He was born at Burbage, near Leicester, and educated at St. Paul's and at Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he became Fellow in 1705. In 1706 he was appointed Professor of Astronomy and Natural Philosophy, and took orders. His chief work was a preface to Newton's Principia. Many of his papers on pure mathematics were published after his death.