Benvie, nr Dundee

John Playfair (1748-1819) and William Playfair (1759-1823) were born at Benvie. John became professor of mathematics, and later natural philosophy, at Edinburgh, and was well-known as a geologist. William originated the ideas of time series charts and pie charts.

To see an Ordnance Survey map click at THIS LINK


Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

The original site is at THIS LINK