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Truman Henry Safford

American astronomer


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Truman Henry Safford was an American calculating prodigy. In later life he was an observatory director.Biography Safford was born in Royalton, Vermont, on 6 January 1836. At an early age he attracted public attention by his remarkable calculation powers. At the age of nine, a local priest asked him to multiply 365,365,365,365,365,365 by itself. In less than a minute, Truman gave the correct answer of 133,491,850,208,566,925,016,658,299,941,583,225 with no paper. At around this age he also developed a new rule for calculating the moon's risings and settings, taking one-quarter of the time of the existing method.

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Williams College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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