Hamilton, Sir William Rowan (18051865)

Hamilton, Sir William Rowan, an eminent mathematician, born in Dublin; such was his precocity that at 13 he was versed in thirteen languages, and by 17 was an acknowledged master in mathematical science; while yet an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin, he was appointed in 1827 professor of Astronomy in Dublin University, and Astronomer-Royal of Ireland; his mathematical works and treatises, of the most original and a far-reaching character, brought him a European reputation, and embraced his “Theory of Systems of Rays,” “A General Method in Dynamics,” and the invention of “Quaternions”; he was knighted in 1835 (18051865).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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