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Marrat, Williamlocked

(1772–1852)
  • C. W. Sutton
  • , revised by Anita McConnell

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Marrat, William (1772–1852), topographer and teacher of mathematics, was born on 6 April 1772 at Sibsey, Lincolnshire, the son of John and Jane Marrat. Self-taught, he acquired a broad knowledge of literature and science, as well as French and German, and his writing on mechanics demonstrates a familiarity with continental mathematics....

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