John Napier

John Napier

Birth
Scotland
Death 4 Apr 1617 (aged 66–67)
Scotland
Burial Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Memorial ID 13489771 · View Source
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Scientist. A Scottish mathematician, he invented logarithms and popularized the use of the decimal point. His home, Merchiston Tower, lies at the center of Napier University, which was named after him.

Bio by: Ronald Land


Inscription

In this place (approximately)
is buried the body of
JOHN NAPIER
who by his marvellous invention
of logarithms
won for himself the everlasting
remembrance of posterity.
Died 4 April AD 1617 aged 67.
This tablet is put here to honour this great man
AD 1842


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ronald Land
  • Added: 28 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13489771
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Napier (1550–4 Apr 1617), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13489771, citing Saint Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .