Edmund Gunter

Edmund Gunter

Birth
Hertfordshire, England
Death 10 Dec 1626 (aged 44–45)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Friern Barnet, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Plot St. Peter le Poor was in Broad St. In 1788, it was rebuilt on the site of its churchyard and it was demolished in 1896. (City plaque on the site.)
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Scientist. He was the first to put logarithms on a scale, the inventor of the terms cosine, cotangent, cosecant and the first publisher of logs of trigonometric functions. He devised many mathematical instruments, including the surveyor's chain, and improved the cross-staff, publishing the work "The Description and Use of the Sector, the Crosse-Staffe and other Instruments" in 1623. He also observed the variation of the compass. He was rector at St. George the Martyr from 1615 to 1627 and is on the list of rectors in the church. He was Gresham Professor of Astronomy from 1619 till his death in the College.

Bio by: Pat Ballew


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  • Originally Created by: Pat Ballew
  • Added: 28 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14106285
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Gunter (1581–10 Dec 1626), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14106285, citing St Peter Le Poer Churchyard, Friern Barnet, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .