John Playfair FRSE, FRS (10 Mairch 1748 – 20 Julie 1819) wis a Scots scientist an mathematician.

John Playfair
FRS, FRSE
John Playfair by Sir Henry Raeburn.jpg
John Playfair – Portrait bi Sir Henry Raeburn
Born10 Mairch 1748(1748-03-10)
Benvie, Forfarshire, Scotland
Died20 Julie 1819(1819-07-20) (aged 71)
Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
Restin place
Old Calton Burial Ground
NaitionalityScottish
Alma materVarsity o St Andrews
Kent forPlayfair's axiom
Playfair (lunar crater)
Playfair (Martian crater)
playfairite
Scientific career
Fieldsmathematics, natural filosofie, geology
InstitutionsVarsity o Edinburgh
InfluencesJames Hutton