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Digges, Leonard


English applied mathematician, known for his valuable work in surveying, navigation, and ballistics. He was probably self-educated, but his books on surveying and navigation went through many editions in the 16th-c. He took part in Thomas Wyatt's rebellion in 1554, was condemned to death, but later pardoned and fined.

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