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Buxton, Jedediah

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Jedediah Buxton (1707–1772) was a noted English mental calculator, born at Elmton, near Bolsover, in Derbyshire. He is now classified as a mathematical savant.

Jedediah was the son of William Buxton a farmer and also the schoolmaster at Elmton. Despite his father's occupation, Jedediah could neither read or write and his knowledge, except of numbers, was extremely limited.

Details of his abilities, what little we know of them, can be found in the observation.


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