Benvie, nr Dundee

John Playfair (1748-1819) and William Playfair (1759-1823) were born at Benvie. John became professor of mathematics, and later natural philosophy, at Edinburgh, and was well-known as a geologist. William originated the ideas of time series charts and pie charts.

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An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

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