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Maclaurin, John (1698-1746), born at Kilmoddan, took his M.A. degree at Glasgow at the age of fifteen, and when only nineteen was elected professor in the Marischal College, Aberdeen. In 1725 he became professor of mathematics in Edinburgh University. Of his mathematical works the most famous is his Treatise on Fluxions (1742).