James Wilson (mathematician)

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James Wilson (1774? – 24 April 1829) was an Irish mathematician whose career was spent at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).[1] He was born in Dublin, his father being William, and was brought up there. He studied at TCD, graduating BA (1794), MA (1800) and later BD & DD (1811).[2]

While at TCD he was elected a Fellow (1800), was Donegall Lecturer (1807–1820),[3] and Erasmus Smith's Professor of Mathematics (1822–1825).[4] He spent his final years as Rector of Clonfeacle (Tyrone) (1825–1829).[1]


  1. ^ a b Armagh clergy and parishes, page 25
  2. ^ Burtchaell & Sadleir, page 886.
  3. ^ The Dublin University Calendar For The Year 1877, page 136
  4. ^ Mathematics at TCD 1592–1992


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