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American mathematician best known for his work on ocean navigation.
- Born: 26 March 1773 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 16 March 1838 in Boston, USA
Theorems and Definitions
- Bowditch Curve, also known as Lissajous Figure or Lissajous-Bowditch Figure, for Jules Antoine Lissajous
- 1802: The American Practical Navigator
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Nathaniel Bowditch": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive