Sir Samuel Morland 1625 - 1695

occupation:
Diplomatist,
Inventor,
Mathematician,
Natural philosopher
Nationality:
English
born in:
Sulhampstead-Banister, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Devised a large number of improvements and inventions, for example, perpetual calendar, calculating machine, naval gun carriage, drum capstan, device for opening letters without breaking the seals;

served as the King's Master of Mechanics;

1660 - baronetcy

1666 - published 'A New Method of Cryptography'. Obtained a patent for making metal fire-hearths

1671 - patented speaking trumpet

1673 - published 'The Description and Use of Two Arithmetick Instruments' and 'Perpetual Almanack and Several Useful Tables'

1675 - patented a plunger pump

1679 - published 'Doctrine of Interest both Simple and Compound'