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Davis, William (1771/2–1807), mathematician and publisher

G. J. Gray

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Davis, William (1771/2–1807), mathematician and publisher, probably made his early career as a surveyor and teacher of mathematics. He is first known in 1796 and 1797, as a contributor to mathematical periodicals. About this time he must have issued his first publication, An Easy and Comprehensive Description and Use of the Globes...

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Subjects: Mathematics ; Publishing

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