Napier, John (15501617)

Napier, John, laird of Merchiston, mathematician, born in Merchiston Castle, near Edinburgh; famed over the world as the inventor of logarithms; wrote a book on the Apocalypse, which contains some plain-spoken counsel to King James; believed in astrology, and was addicted to divination as well as mechanical invention (15501617).

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

Napier, Sir Charles * Napier, Sir William
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Nantes
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Naphtha
Napier, Sir Charles
Napier, Sir Charles
Napier, John
Napier, Sir William
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Naples
Napoleon I.
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Narcissus
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