Person: Richmond, Herbert William
Herbert Richmond studied at Cambridge and spent his whole career there, His main interest was in Algebraic Geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Herbert William Richmond had younger siblings, George (born about 1865), Margaret (born about 1867), Ethel (born about 1869) and Alfred (born about 1872).
- Herbert entered Merchant Taylors' School in London in 1875 and studied there until he graduated in 1882.
- At King's College, Richmond was coached by the famous coach Dr Routh.
- According to Richmond the intense work needed to succeed at Cambridge made him turn away from mathematics after his graduation and he took up music for a while.
- Richmond was a college lecturer from 1891 to 1927 and, in addition, a university lecturer from 1901 until he retired in 1923.
- Richmond was honoured by being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1911.
- Special mention should be made of the work Richmond undertook during World War I.
Born 17 July 1863, Tottenham, Middlesex, England. Died 22 April 1948, Cambridge, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive