Briggs, Henry (15611631)

Briggs, Henry, a distinguished English mathematician; first Savilian professor at Oxford; made an important improvement on the system of logarithms, which was accepted by Napier, the inventor, and is the system now in use (15611631).

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

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