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William John Hamilton, FRS

Birthplace: Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland UK
Death: June 26, 1867 (61)
London, England (United Kingdom)
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Son of William Richard Hamilton, FRS and Julia Hamilton
Husband of Margaret Lee-Dillon and Martin Hamilton
Father of Alexander Charles Hamilton, 10th Lord Belhaven; Archibald William Hamilton; Victoria Henrietta Hamilton; Margaret Wilhelmina Hamilton and Lt Col Robert William Hamilton
Brother of Alexander Edmund Hamilton; Capt. Henry George Hamilton; Charles Anthony Hamilton; Arthur Richard Hamilton and Gen. Frederick William Hamilton, KCB

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"William John Hamilton, FRS (5 July 1805 – 27 June 1867) was an English geologist born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire...

...He was the son of William Richard Hamilton (1777–1859), and was educated at Charterhouse School and the University of Göttingen. He became a fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1831. In 1835 he made a geological tour of the Levant with Hugh Edwin Strickland, continuing on his own through Armenia and across Asia Minor. This journey was described in Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia (1842). Hamilton was the first known person to have successfully climbed Mount Erciyes...

...Hamilton was president of the Geological Society between 1854 and 1866. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Newport, Isle of Wight from 1841 to 1847. He made excursions in France and Belgium and wrote on the rocks and minerals of Tuscany, the agate quarries of Oberstein, and on the geology of the Mayence basin and the Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) district."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William John Hamilton', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 May 2012, 07:11 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_John_Hamilton&oldid=490257689> [accessed 23 August 2012]

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