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Howard, Johnlocked

(1753–1799)
  • R. E. Anderson
  • , revised by Ruth Wallis

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Howard, John (1753–1799), mathematician, was born at Fort George garrison, near Inverness, the son of Ralph Howard, a private soldier. He was brought up by relatives in Carlisle. Apprenticed at fourteen to his uncle, a cork cutter, who treated him harshly, he ran away to sea; he afterwards worked as carpenter, and as a flax dresser....

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