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Napier, John, of Merchistonlocked

(1550–1617)
  • George Molland

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Napier, John, of Merchiston (1550–1617), mathematician, was born at Merchiston Castle, the first child of Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston (d. 1608), who was only sixteen or less, and his first wife, Janet Bothwell. On his father's side he came from a line of minor Scottish nobles, who for over a hundred years had been lairds of ...

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