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John Napier

Scotland; Merchiston Castle, 1550 - Scotland; 4 April 1617 Edinburgh, Scotland

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Napier was educated at St Andrews University, entering the university in 1563 at the age of 13.
His mother arranged for him to live in St Salvator's College and special arrangements were made by the Principal of the University, John Rutherford, to take care of him personally. Napier's name appears on the matriculation roll of St Salvator's College in 1563.