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Thread #53919   Message #836476
Posted By: sian, west wales
28-Nov-02 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: What have the Welsh ever done for us ?
Subject: RE: BS: What have the Welsh ever done for us ?
Bert ...

Robert Recorde
Born: 1510 in Tenby, Wales
Died: 1558 in London, England

"Recorde virtually established the English school of mathematics and first introduced algebra into England. Recorde is best known for inventing the 'equals' symbol which appears in his book The Whetstone of Witte (1557)."

And while looking for that, I was reminded that the artists, Gwen and August John were also born in Tenby.

sian