Mathematician:Thomas Harriot

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Mathematician

English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer and translator.

His name is variously reported as Harriott, Hariot, or Heriot.

Was at one point credited with the invention of $>$ and $<$ for greater than and less than, but it appears that they were in fact invented by somebody else.


Nationality

English


History

  • Born: c. 1560, Oxford, England
  • Died: 2 July 1621, London, England


Theorems

Publications

  • 1588: A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
  • 1631: Artis Analyticae Praxis ad Aequationes Algebraicas Resolvendas (published posthumously)


Sources