## 1701 – Bayes – bio

Thomas Bayes was born in England in 1701 and was a mathematician who contributed to the field of probability a rule that is now known as “Bayes Theorem”. The theorem is a simple formula used for calculating conditional probabilities.

PRECURSOR:

**1601 – Fermat**

**1623 – Pascal**

**1642 – Newton**

1667 – de Moivre

CONCURRENT:

SUBSEQUENT:

**1749 – Laplace**

**1912 – Turing**

1916 – Good

**1916 – Shannon**