Portrait of John Napier John Beugo
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Portrait of John Napier
Head and shoulders portrait of John Napier turned slightly to the left [as viewed], wearing a black cap and white ruff, in an oval frame with a laurel wreath.
Inscribed below: ‘NAPIER OF MERCHISTON
The famous inventor of the Logarithms, to whom the title of a GREAT MAN is more justly due […]’
Engraving from MS/648/2, Collectanea Newtoniana. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton, compiled and arranged by Charles Turnor, 1837.
John Napier of Merchiston (1550-1617), Scottish mathematician, is best known as the discoverer of logarithms. He was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- Image reference: RS-18948
- ©The Royal Society
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