**Barrow, Isaac**, English scholar, mathematician, and divine, born in
London; a graduate of Cambridge, and fellow of Trinity College; appointed
professor of Greek at Cambridge, and soon after Gresham professor of
Geometry; subsequently Lucasian professor of Mathematics (in which he had
Newton for successor), and master of Trinity, and founder of the library;
a man of great intellectual ability and force of character; besides
mathematical works, left a “Treatise on the Pope's Supremacy,” and a body
of sermons remarkable for their vigour of thought and nervousness of
expression (1630‒1677).

Definition taken from
*The Nuttall Encyclopædia*,
edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Barrow, Isaac