Famous Irish Mathematicians

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 1 Sir William Rowan Hamilton

Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
Famous As: Physicist, Astronomer and Mathematician
Birthdate: August 4, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Died: September 2, 1865

Son of a Dublin solicitor, Sir William Rowan Hamilton was raised and educated by his priest uncle from age 3. Initially a master of languages such as Latin, Greek, and Persian, Hamilton began deviating to math at 16. He is remembered for his contribution to optics, Hamiltonian mechanics, and algebra.

 2 John Lennox

John Lennox.
Famous As: mathematician, philosopher of science, university teacher
Birthdate: November 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northern Ireland
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 3 Joseph Larmor

Joseph Larmor.
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: County Antrim, Ireland
Died: May 19, 1942

 4 George Salmon

George Salmon.
Famous As: Mathematician, Chess player
Birthdate: September 25, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 22, 1904

 5 Robert Adrain

Robert Adrain.
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: September 30, 1775
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: August 10, 1843

 6 John Kells Ingram

John Kells Ingram
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 7, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pettigo, Ireland
Died: May 1, 1907

 7 Abdusalam Abubakar

Abdusalam Abubakar
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: 1990 AD
Birthplace: Somalia
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 8 George Darley

George Darley
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1795 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 23, 1846

 9 Mountifort Longfield

Mountifort Longfield
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: 1802 AD
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: November 21, 1884