Caleb Cartwright

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Caleb Cartwright (1696?-25 August 1763) was an Irish academic and clergyman, who was the second Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), serving from 1738-1743.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Caleb Cartwright was born in Cork, son of Charles Cartwright. He matriculated at TCD on 7 July, 1716 at the age of 19. He received BA (1720), MA (1723) and DD (1735) from that institution. He was elected a Fellow in 1724, served as Donegall Lecturer in Mathematics (1735-1738), was appointed Senior Dean in 1737, and second Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1738-1743). He resigned from TCD in 1743 and spent the rest of his life as a clergyman in the parish of Clonmethan, north Dublin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erasmus Smith's professors of Natural and Experimental Philosophy Mathematics at TCD 1592–1992
  2. ^ Burtchaell, G. D., and Sadleir, T. U. (eds), Alumni Dublinensis: A Register of the Students, Graduates, Professors and Provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin, 1593–1860 (Dublin, 1935), p. 139