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Oughtred, Williamlocked

(bap. 1575, d. 1660)
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Oughtred, William (bap. 1575, d. 1660), mathematician, was the son of Benjamin Oughtred (d. 1618), a writing-master and ‘registrar’ at Eton College, and was baptized there on 5 March 1575 (reputedly the day of his birth). After attending the school as a king's scholar and being taught arithmetic by his father, he went on to ...

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