Thomas Harriot invented the signs for "greater than" (>) and "less than" (<) in use today, and was one of the first ...
English mathematician and astronomer who was among the first to view celestial objects telescopically. He anticipated Galileo's use of the telescope for viewing the ...
A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia by Thomas Harriot
A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
Reprinted in Major Problems in American Colonial History
A contemporary of Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, Johannes Kepler, and Galilei Galileo, Thomas Harriot (1560-1621) was an English scientist and mathematician. His principal biographer, J. W. Shirley, was qu...
Thomas Harriot (also spelled "Hariot"; "Heriot"; "Harriots"; and so on) was among the most distinguished of the Elizabethan polymaths. According to his epitaph, he "cultivated all the sciences / And e...
Harriot was a man of many interests and accomplishments, particularly in the fields of mathematics, astronomy and physics. Harriot's early life is relatively unknown, other than the fact that he was b...