The History of Leith

March 23, 2006

John Napier-A Great Man

“Writing about the middle of the eighteenth century, David Hume proclaimed John Napier of Merchiston as the ‘person to whom the title of a great man is more justly due than to any other whom his country ever produced’.”[1] When Hume awarded the first place among his countrymen to Napier, it was doubtless from an enlightened conviction that his work had been of great service to humanity. for more click here

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