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Nathaniel Bowditch
Birth: Mar. 26, 1773
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1838
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Scientist. Educated at Harvard, with Doctorate degrees in mathematics, science and astronomy, he is considered the "Father of Modern Navigation". In 1795, he shipped out on the first of five voyages to the East Indies, poring over the navigational tables in which he found and corrected over 8,000 errors. The corrected tables were published in Bowditch's book "The New American Practical Navigator" (1802) and is an essential part of every seaman's gear. In 1805, he helped organize the East India Marine Society which collected and disseminated navigation information among its sea captain members. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Hodges Ingersoll Bowditch (1781 - 1834)*
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch (1805 - 1861)*
  Jonathan Ingersoll Bowditch (1806 - 1889)*
  Henry Ingersoll Bowditch (1808 - 1892)*
  Mary Ingersoll Bowditch Dixwell (1816 - 1893)*
  William Ingersoll Bowditch (1818 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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