Talk:William Oughtred

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Holy orders[edit]

Does this language "Being admitted to holy orders, he left the University of Cambridge about 1603, and was presented to the rectory of Albury" stem from EB11, then? It's not exactly comprehensible to someone who was taught English as a 2nd language in the 1970s. Does it mean he graduated with the right to become a priest in the Church of England, and got the job of parish priest in Albury? --LA2 (talk) 09:30, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Birth Date[edit]

Are you sure that William Oughtred was born in 1575? I have searched, and found many that state that he was born on the same day (March 5), but in the year 1574. However, there has also been many sites which confirm your statement of 1575. The difficult part is that Britannica Online has said 1574. Please help me, as I am doing an assignment on him and I need the correct information.

Archmage84 (talk) 03:00, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

If you're doing an assignment on him and need the correct information, what are doing on wikipedia? Let us know when you find it. Dicklyon (talk) 04:22, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
At that time, the year began at the end of March, so 5 March was part of the same year as the previous December. He was probably born in the year 1574 according to the old calendar, which would be 1575 according to the current calendar. I'm not sure which convention Wikipedia uses Bluap (talk) 03:42, 21 October 2011 (UTC)