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Recorde, Robert

[rekaw(r)d]

(c.1510--58)

Mathematician, born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, UK. He studied at Oxford and Cambridge, then practised medicine in London. He wrote the first English textbooks on elementary arithmetic and algebra, which became the standard works in Elizabethan England, including The Ground of Artes (1543) and The Whetstone of Witte (1557). He was in charge of mines in Ireland, but died in prison after losing a lawsuit brought against him by the Duke of Pembroke.


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