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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...
 
    Wilbur Wright, The Wright Brothers   Wilbur Wright, The Wright Brothers
The Wright brothers, Orville (18711948) and Wilbur (18671912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered...
 
    Orville Wright, The Wright Brothers   Orville Wright, The Wright Brothers
The Wright brothers, Orville (18711948) and Wilbur (18671912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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