Walter Taylor (mathematician)

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Walter Taylor
Born c. 1700
Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
Died 23 February 1743/4
Residence England
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician and classicist
Institutions Trinity College, Cambridge
Academic advisors Robert Smith
Notable students Stephen Whisson

Walter Taylor (c. 1700 – 23 February 1743/4) was a Trinity College, Cambridge tutor who coached 83 students in the 1724–1743 period. He later was appointed as the Regius Professor of Greek.

He was the son of John Taylor, Vicar of Tuxford, Nottinghamshire. He matriculated in 1716 from Wakefield School, Yorkshire. Taylor was admitted as a pensioner at Trinity on 7 April 1716.[1]

Robert Smith was Taylor's Cambridge tutor.


  • 1717 Scholar
  • 1719/20 BA
  • 1723 MA
  • 1736 BD
  • 1722 Fellow of Trinity
  • 1726–44 Regius Professor of Greek
  • 1725 Ordained deacon
  • 1726/7 Ordained priest
  • 1743/4 buried at Tuxford


  1. ^ "Taylor, Walter (TLR716W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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