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Scientists: Inventors, Researchers, Engineers, Mathematicians

Scientists seem to spend so much time behind-the-scenes it's actually rare for someone to gain enough public  aknoledgement to appear on a famous list. When this happens it's usually because their discoveries and inventions have made them wealthy businessmen (or women). If you check our business listings you'll see this. Meanwhile we do have some notable names including Alan Cox, Dr Evan Pierce, Herbert Stuart, John Ddu and of course mathematician  Robert Recorde.

William Jones, mathematician from Anglesey, North Wales

William Jones Mathematician from Anglsey His father John George Jones relied on a charity school at Llanfechell for William's education. His mathematical talent gained the attention of the Bulkeley family (local landowners) who found him employment in London working at a merchant's counting-house (where goods were inspected and money exchanged). Jones also worked for the Royal Navy, teaching mathematics on board Navy ships for seven years from 1695. Here his attention focused on navigation. He wrote 'A New Compendium...


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