Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Henry Briggs
Born: February, 1561, in Warley Wood, Yorkshire, England
Death: January 26, 1630 (Age: 68)
- English mathematician known for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms, which are sometimes known as Briggsian logarithms in his honor.
- A Table to find the Height of the Pole (1602).
- Tables for the Improvement of Navigation (1610).
- A Treatise on the North-West Passage to the South Sea (1622).
Honors and awards
- The lunar crater Briggs is named in his honor.