Biographical Sketch of John Naper
John Napier of Merchiston also signed as Neper, Nepair. Nicknamed as Marvellous Merchiston was a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was the 8th Laird of Merchiston. His Latinized name was Joannes Neper.
Born in Scotland, 1550-1617
Mathematician, known for Logarithms and Napier’s Bones
Founder of Decimal Notation
“All praise to God.”