BRIGGS, HENRY


BRIGGS, HENRY
   a distinguished English mathematician; first Savilian professor at Oxford; made an important improvement on the system of logarithms, which was accepted by Napier, the inventor, and is the system now in use (1561-1631).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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