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William Jones

A noted mathematician, published author and early naval navigator. First to use 'Pi' (1706) as a mathematical symbol.

He was a friend of Isaac Newton and Edmund Halley. Father of William Jones the philologist who identified the Indo-European language group which connects many early languages (Sanskrit, Greek, Latin - even Welsh) together.
Connection: Born in Llanfihangel Tre'r Beirdd.

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Vice President of the FRS.

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