Nathaniel Bowditch

Mathematician, Author

1773 – 1838

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Who was Nathaniel Bowditch?

Nathaniel Bowditch was an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator, first published in 1802, is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel.

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Born
Mar 26, 1773
Salem
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Sea captain
Died
Mar 16, 1838
Boston
Resting place
Mount Auburn Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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