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    Sylvester II, 1st French Pope
  Sylvester II, 1st French Pope
Pope Sylvester II, born Gerbert d'Aurillac, was a prolific scholar, teacher, and Pope. He endorsed and promoted study of Arab/Greco-Roman arithmetic, mathematics, and astronomy, reintroducing to Europe the abacus and armillary sphere, which had been...
 
    Thomas Tompion, English Clockmaker
  Thomas Tompion, English Clockmaker
Thomas Tompion was an English clock maker, watchmaker and mechanician who is still regarded to this day as the Father of English Clockmaking. Tompion's work includes some of the most historic and important clocks and watches in the world and can comm...
 
    John Harrison, Solved Longitude - 1773
  John Harrison, Solved Longitude - 1773
John Harrison was an English clockmaker, who designed and built the world's first successful chronometer (maritime clock), one whose accuracy was great enough to allow the determination of longitude over long distances. In 1714, the British Govern...
 
         



 
 
         
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