John Napier of Merchiston (1550–1617) Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer



John Napier of Merchiston (1550–1617), nicknamed Marvellous Merchiston, was a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was the 8th Laird of Merchistoun. John Napier is best known as the discoverer of logarithms.
Engraved by S. Freeman for ‘Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished’ by Robert Chambers, 1834. Published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow. Original page size approx. 134 x 218 mm

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