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Gunter, Edmundlocked

(1581–1626)
  • H. K. Higton

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Gunter, Edmund (1581–1626), mathematician, was born in Herefordshire, the son of a Welshman from Gunterstown, Brecknockshire. He was a queen's scholar at Westminster School from where he entered Christ Church, Oxford, matriculating on 25 January 1600. During his time at Oxford his interest in mathematics (already manifested in a fascination with sundials) flourished, and he began to devise his own mathematical instruments. He gained his BA on 12 December 1603 and his MA on 2 July 1606. At about this time he wrote a Latin manuscript on his sector, developed from the earlier instrument of ...

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