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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Napier, John

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Laird of Merchiston, mathematician, born in Merchiston Castle, near Edin burgh; famed over the world as the inventor of logarithms; wrote a book on the Apocalypse, which contains some plain-spoken counsel to King James; believed in astrology, and was addicted to divination as well as mechanical invention (1550-1617).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Napier, John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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