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People/Characters: Thomas Harriot

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"O, Poisonous Weed!" [short story] by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
The Horizon book of the Elizabethan world by Lacey Baldwin Smith
The School of Night by Louis Bayard
Shadow of Night by Deborah HarknessTom or Tommy

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Thomas Harriot (Oxford, c. 1560 – London, 2 July 1621) was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator. Some sources give his surname as Harriott or Hariot or Heriot. He is sometimes credited with the introduction of the potato to Great Britain and Ireland.  Harriot was the first person to make a drawing of the Moon through a telescope, on July 26, 1609, over four months before Galileo.

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