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Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • George Francis FitzGerald (1851 - 1901)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... George Francis FitzGerald (3 August 1851 – 22 February 1901) was an Irish professor of "natural and experimental philosophy" (i.e., physics) at Trinity Col...
  • John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)
    John Stuart Mill Wikipedia Bio Biographical Summary Mill, John Stuart . 20/05/1806-09/05/1873. Ref: 1058. Male. Place of Birth: 13 Rodney Street, Pentonville, London. Place of Death: Avigno...
  • William Spottiswoode (1825 - 1883)
    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, Physicis...
  • Friedrich Tiedemann, PhD (1781 - 1861)
    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 Edinb...
  • Magnus Gustaf Retzius (1842 - 1919)
    När Gustaf Retzius i sina memoarer förklarar varför han blev forskare är det inte slump, nyfikenhet eller kunskapstörst han framhåller, utan den förebil...

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This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it has since then drawn upon the strengths and expertise of its Fellows, of which there are currently more than 1500.

The Society covers a broader selection of fields than the Royal Society of London including literature and history. Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, the Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines - science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business and public service. This breadth of expertise makes the Royal Society of Edinburgh unique in the UK.