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Briggs

 (brĭgz), Henry 1561-1630.
English mathematician who devised the decimal-based system of logarithms and invented the modern method of long division.
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Briggs

(brɪɡz)
n
(Biography) Henry. 1561–1631, English mathematician: introduced common logarithms
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