Person: Vince, Samuel


Samuel Vince came from a working class family but, with the support of several priests, was able to study the mathematical tripos at Cambridge and he was Senior Wrangler in 1775. He wrote many works on mathematics, physics and astronomy. He was Plumian professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge for 25 years.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 6 April 1749, Fressingfield, Suffolk, England. Died 28 November 1821, Ramsgate, Kent, England.

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Astronomy, Origin England

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive