Playfair, John (17481819)

Playfair, John, Scotch mathematician, born at Benvie; bred for the Church, became professor first of Mathematics and then of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University; wrote on geometry and geology, in the latter supported the Huttonian theory of the earth (17481819).

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

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