John Napier

John Napier
1550 - 1617

John Napier  Scottish Mathematician

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First Name John
Last Name Napier
Full Name at Birth John Napier
Alternative Name John Napier, John Napier of Merchiston
Birthday 30th November, 1549
Birthplace Merchiston Castle, near Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 4th April, 1617
Place of Death Merchiston Castle, near Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
University University of St. Andrews
Occupation Mathematician
Claim to Fame Description of the Marvelous Canon of Logarithms

John Napier of Merchiston (; 1 February 1550 – 4 April 1617); also signed as Neper, Nepair; nicknamed Marvellous Merchiston) was a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was the 8th Laird of Merchiston. His Latinized name was Ioannes Neper.

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