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6-30-1660

William Oughtred died in Surrey, England. The inventor of the slide rule (1621) and a staunch royalist, he died in a transport of joy on hearing the news of the restoration of Charles II. Augustus DeMorgan later remarked, "It should be added, by way of excuse, that he was eighty-six years old."

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William Oughtred
Augustus de Morgan
Date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 1660

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