Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes

Birth
Greater London, England
Death 17 Apr 1761 (aged 58–59)
Kent, England
Burial London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 13038146 · View Source
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A British mathematician and Presbyterian minister, known for having formulated a special case of Bayes' theorem, which was published posthumously. Bayes died in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He is interred in Bunhill Fields Cemetery in London where many Nonconformists are buried. Bayesian probability is the name given to several related interpretations of probability, which have in common the application of probability to any kind of statement, not just those involving random variables. "Bayesian" has been used in this sense since about 1950.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bayes (1702–17 Apr 1761), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13038146, citing Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Charles Wilton (contributor 46800346) .