Playfair, John

Playfair, John an eminent scientist, was born, in 1749, at Dundee; was educated at St. Andrew's; resigned a living, and became mathematical professor at Edinburgh, where he died July 20,1819. Playfair was celebrated as a geologist, and a strenuous defender of the Huttonian system. Among his works are, Elements of Geometry: — Outlines of Philosophy: — Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory: — and A System of Geography.

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