Thomas Harriot 1560-1621

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Thomas HARRIOT 1560-1621

Biographical Note

Mathematician, in the service of Sir Walter Ralegh, and Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland.


His will reveals a sizeable library; his extensive papers, left to Percy, survive in the British Library and at Petworth.


Roche, J. J. "Harriot, Thomas (c. 1560–1621), mathematician and natural philosopher." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. J. Shirley (ed), Thomas Harriot: renaissance scientist, 1974. J. W. Shirley (ed), A source book for the study of Thomas Harriot, 1981.