Edmund Gunter

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Name: Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter

Born: 1581 in Hertfordshire, England

Death: December 10, 1626 (Age: 45)

Computer-related contributions

  • English mathematician, geometer, clergyman, and astronomer.
  • Best known for his inventions of the Gunter's quadrant, Gunter's chain and the Gunter's scale.
  • Inventor of the first successful analog device (1620) which he which he made to calculate logarithmic tangents.