Henry Hickman Harte

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Henry Hickman Harte (1790–1848) was an Irish mathematician and clergyman.


Harte was the son of a solicitor, and born in the county of Limerick, Ireland, in 1790. He entered Trinity College Dublin in 1806, and became a Scholar in 1809. He earned his BA in 1811 (and MA in 1823), and served as Donegall Lecturer in 1827.[1] In 1831 Harte accepted the college living of Cappagh, diocese of Derry, co. Tyrone; and died on Sunday, 5 April 1848, having preached on the same day in his church, where he was also buried. Harte was author of a translation of Laplace's Système du Monde, to which work he added 'Mathematical Proofs and Explanatory Remarks,' Dublin, 1830. He also published a translation of Poisson's Mécanique, with Notes, 2 vols. London, 1842, 8vo, and commenced another of Laplace's Mécanique Céleste.[2]


  1. ^ Alumni Dublinenses 1935 edition, p. 376
  2. ^ Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1891). "Harte, Henry Hickman" . Dictionary of National Biography. 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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