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Patrick Wilson

Death: Died
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Son of Alexander Wilson
Brother of Alexander Wilson

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Patrick Wilson

Biographical Summary

WILSON, PATRICK (PETER). 16/01/1743-30/12/1811. Ref: 1620. Male.

  • Profession: Astronomer, Type-Founder.
  • Appointments Held: Assistant 1782-86 and Professor 1786-99, Practical Astronomy, Glasgow University; Continued his father's Type-Founding Business in Glasgow.
  • Undergraduate Studies: AM.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D(Hon Glasgow 1800).
  • Father: Alexander Wilson FRSE 1714-86.
  • References: DNB,62, 1900, 74-5 (in article on Alexander Wilson his father); Shapin 488; Poggendorff 1, pt2, 1334.
  • Memberships: Glasgow Literary Society.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

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 1006

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Patrick Wilson's Timeline

January 16, 1743
December 30, 1811
Age 68