Henry Briggs

1561 - 1630

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Henry Briggs (February 1561 – 26 January 1630) was an English mathematician notable for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms, which are sometimes known as Briggsian logarithms in his honour. The specific algorithm for long division in modern use was introduced by Briggs c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Briggs has received more than 4,330 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Henry Briggs is the 218th most popular mathematician (up from 232nd in 2019), the 1,089th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,058th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Henry Briggs ranks 218 out of 828. Before him are Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Lars Ahlfors, Mary Jackson, Paolo Ruffini, Xu Guangqi, and Michel Chasles. After him are Thomas Simpson, Menaechmus, Piet Hein, Helge von Koch, Alfred Korzybski, and Maria Reiche.

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Among people born in 1561, Henry Briggs ranks 6Before him are Francis Bacon, Jacopo Peri, Luis de Góngora, Katō Kiyomasa, and Santorio Santorio. After him are Ii Naomasa, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Adriaan van Roomen, Thomas Fincke, and Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1630, Henry Briggs ranks 6Before him are Johannes Kepler, Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases, Yuan Chonghuan, and Johann Schein. After him are Agrippa d'Aubigné, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, Gioachino Greco, Fede Galizia, Esaias van de Velde, and Salamone Rossi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Briggs ranks 1,089 out of 6,924. Before him are Mark Strong (1963), George Robert Gray (1808), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Herbert C. Brown (1912), Frank Lloyd (1886), and Barbara Cartland (1901). After him are Martin Evans (1941), Smithson Tennant (1761), Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451), Thomas Simpson (1710), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), and Pete Postlethwaite (1946).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Henry Briggs ranks 22Before him are James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Arthur Cayley (1821), Michael Atiyah (1929), James Gregory (1638), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), and Colin Maclaurin (1698). After him are Thomas Simpson (1710), William Jones (1675), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), George Atwood (1745), Robert Recorde (1512), and John Graunt (1620).