You know about Robert Recorde’s invention. Of course you do. Everyone does. You have used it, perhaps even on a daily basis. It is just that no one has told you it was him, but it was. He was born in Tenby, probably in 1510, and is perhaps the greatest of all Welsh scholars, for he was the man who drew two short parallel lines and so invented =, the equals sign.
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