## A History of the Mathematical Theory of Probability: From the Time of Pascal to that of Laplace"Although Todhunter's textbooks continued in use for many years after his death, his reputation rests on the contribution he made to the history of mathematics ... In all of these [historical works], Todhunter gave a close and carefully reasoned account of the difficulties involved and the solutions offered by each investigator. His studies and use of source materials were thorough and fully documented."--Margaret Baron in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography--important survey of the history of probability --wide-ranging and thorough bibliographical sourcing |

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Cardan Kepler Galileo l | 1 |

Pascal and Fermat | 7 |

Huygens | 22 |

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