**Salmon, George**, mathematician and divine, born in Dublin, and there
in 1839 graduated with mathematical honours at Trinity College; became a
Fellow, entered the Church, and in 1866 was elected regius professor of
Divinity, becoming provost of the college in 1888; has carried on with
eminent success his dual studies, mathematics and theology, and has
published some notable works in both sciences, *e. g*. in theology,
“Non-Miraculous Christianity,” “Gnosticism and Agnosticism,” a scholarly
and popular “Introduction to the New Testament,” and in mathematics
“Analytic Geometry,” “The Higher Plane Curves,” &c. (*b.* 1819).

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