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HAMILTON, William Rowan Sir

Forenames: William Rowan

Last name: HAMILTON

Titles and Honours: Sir

Date of birth: 1805-01-01

Date of death: 1865-01-01

Date of Election: 1843-02-07

Honorary Member? Yes


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes


"Lectures on quatemions" (1853); "Elements on quatemions" (1866). List of papers, memoirs and posthumous publications given by Rev R P Graves in his "Life of Sir W R Hamilton" (iii 645-54 3 vols). followed by a bibliography of quatemions

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Mathematician, self-taught linguist. 1827, Andrews Prof of Astronomy at Trinity Coll, Dublin; 1837, President of Royal Irish Academy; Astronomer Royal for Ireland. Gold medal of Royal Society for optical discoveries and (1834) theory of a general method of dynamics. Discoverer of the science of quatemions.

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