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I helped poularize the Danish idea of prosthaphaeretic multiplication, useful in astronomical observatories to compute trigonometric tables.

Not a mathematician, I was a Scottish laird, the Baron of Murchiston, and managed large estates.

In one of my books, I argued that the Roman pope was an anti-Christ.

My special system of rods or "bones" enable one to multiply multidigit numbers easily.

I am the father of logarithms, a technique that uses properties of exponents to simplify the multiplication and division of either large or small numbers, where the base of my system was essentially 1/e.

Answer: John Napier (1550-1617)