Henry Briggs

1561 - 1630


Henry Briggs was was an English mathematician who published tables of Napier's logarithm and was the man most responsible for scientists' acceptance of logarithms.
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List of References (12 books/articles)

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to Henry Briggs
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Savilian Geometry Professor1619
Lunar featuresCrater Briggs
Biography in Aubrey's Brief Lives


Other Web sites
  1. Ian Bruce A translation of Arithmetica Logarithmica
  2. Ian Bruce A translation of Trigonometria Britannica
  3. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. R J Wilson (available as a Video version)
  2. The Galileo Project

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