Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl Stanhope
The son of James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope and Lucy Pitt, he succeeded to his father's titles in 1721. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society from 1735, and had a lifelong interest in mathematics. As a patron of various mathematicians, he came into contact with Thomas Bayes, one of the founders of Bayesian inference.
Styles of address
- 1714-1717: Mr Philip Stanhope
- 1717-1718: The Honourable Philip Stanhope
- 1718-1721: Viscount Mahon
- 1721-1735: The Right Honourable The Earl Stanhope
- 1735-1786: The Right Honourable The Earl Stanhope FRS
- Lundy, Darryl. "p. 2877 § 28764". The Peerage. Retrieved 20 March 2007.[unreliable source]
- Sharon McGrayne The Theory That Would Not Die (Yale 2011) Ch 1.
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