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William H. Spottiswoode

Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in London, England
Place of Burial: London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Spottiswoode and Mary Longman
Husband of Elisa Taylor Arbuthnot and Elisa Taylor Spottiswoode
Father of William Hugh Spottiswoode and Cyril Andrew Spottiswoode

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About William Spottiswoode, FRS

Biographical Summary

SPOTTISWOODE, WILLIAM. 11/01/1825-27/06/1883. Ref: 1661. Male.

  • Place of Birth: London.
  • Place of interment: Westminster Abbey, London.
  • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Linguist.
  • Appointments Held: Lecturer and writer on polarisation and elecrical discharge, Queen's Printer 1846.
  • Schools and Tutors: Eton College, Buckinghamshire; Harrow, London.
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA (Oxon 1842).
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL D (Cantab, Dublin, Edinburgh), DCL (Oxon).
  • Marital Status: Married (1861) Miss Arbuthnot.
  • Mother: Mary Longman.
  • Father: Andrew Spottiswoode, Partner, Eyre & Spottiswoode printers, Member of Parliament.
  • References: DNB, 1898, 53, 418; Proc. Roy.Soc.38, 1885,xxxiv-.
  • Memberships: FRS (1853, President 1878-83), London Mathematical Society (President1870-2).
  • Date of Election: 19/02/1883.
  • Proposers: Proposed by Council as Honorary British Fellow 29/1, 5/2/1883.
  • Fellow Type: HF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 873

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January 11, 1825
London, England
Age 38
Age 41
June 27, 1883
Age 58
London, England
London, England