William Clement (academic)

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William Clement (1707-15 January 1782) was an Irish academic who spent his whole career at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), teaching botany, natural philosophy, mathematics and medicine there. He was the third Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at TCD (1745-1759).[1]

Life and career[edit]

William Clement was born in Carrickmacross, Monaghan, son of merchant Thomas Clement. He matriculated at TCD on 28 April 1722 at the age of 14. He was a Scholar in 1724 and received BA (1726), MA (1731). He was elected a Fellow in 1733, and later took medical degrees MB (1747), MD (1748). He was appointed Lecturer in Botany (1733), Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1745-1759), Donegall Lecturer in Mathematics (1750-1759), and Regius Professor of Physic (1761-1781).[2] He also served as Vice-Provost.[3]


  1. ^ William Clement (1707-82) Trinity College Dublin: Botany
  2. ^ Kirkpatrick, T. Percy C. (1912). History of the Medical Teaching in Trinity College Dublin and of the School of Physic in Ireland. Dublin: Hanna and Neale. pp. 350–351. OCLC 4586470.
  3. ^ The Foundation Of The School History of the medical teaching in Trinity college, Dublin and of the School of physic in Ireland online

External links[edit]

  • 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. 156