In my time, I was one of the few scientists who claimed that astrology was superstitious nonsense.
I was the one who suggested that 10 should be the base of logarithms (so log 1 = 0 and log 10 = 1).
In 1617, I completed building a table of base10 logarithms for the first 1000 whole numbers...to fourteen decimal places!
In 1619, I received the first Savilian Professorship of Geometry at Oxford, in recognition of my work on logarithms.
In 1624, I extended this table of logarithms to include the numbers 1 through 20,000 and 90,000 through 100,000...any idea why I left a gap?
I am not John Napier.
Answer:
Henry Briggs (15611630)
