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WARING, EDWARD.
Adm. sizar (age 17) at MAGDALENE, Mar. 24, 1753.
S. of John [farmer], of Old Heath, Shropshire (and Elizabeth). School, Shrewsbury.
Matric. Michs. 1753; B.A.
( Senior Wrangler ) 1757; M.A.
( per Lit. Reg. ) 1760; M.D. 1767.
Fellow, 1758-76.
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, 1760-98.
A member of the Board of longitude.
F.R.S., 1763; gold medal.
Physician to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, 1770.
Practised for a time at St Ives, Huntingdonshire . His examinations for the Smith's prizes were considered 'the most severe test of mathematical skill in Europe ,' but, according to Dr Parr, 'his researches were not adapted to any form of communication by lectures.' Married, 1776, Mary, sister of William Oswell, draper, of Shrewsbury.
Author, Miscellanea Analytica de Equationibus Algebraicis et Curvarum Proprietatibus ('one of the most abstruse books written on the abstrusest parts of Algebra,' which made his name famous throughout Europe ) and other mathematical works, most of them in Latin.
Resided latterly at Plealey, Pontesbury, Shropshire , where he died Aug. 15, 1798.
Brother of Humphrey (1769).
( Shrewsbury Sch. Reg.; D.N.B. ; Gilbert Wakefield, Memoirs, 125-6; Gunther, Early Science in Cambridge; Hist.
Reg.
, 83, which states that he migrated to Trinity, 1775; but not found in Trin.
Coll.
Adm.
)
Edward WARING
Approx. lifespan: 1735–1798
sizar aged 17 Magdalene College adm1753:03:24
s. of John WARING [farmer], of Old Heath, Shropshire (and Elizabeth)
Sch: Shrewsbury School Shrewsbury, [ Shropshire ]
Matric 1753:10MT:
BA Senior Wrangler 1757
MA per Lit. Reg. 1760
MD 1767
Fellow 1758-76
Lucasian Professor of: Mathematics 1760-98
Member of: Board of longitude.
FRS 1763
gold medal.
Physician to: : Addenbrooke's Hospital CB, [ Cambridgeshire ] 1770
Practised for: : time St Ives, Huntingdonshire
His examinations for the Smith's prizes were considered 'the most severe test of mathematical skill Europe ' but, according to Dr Parr, 'his researches were not adapted to any form of communication by lectures.'
m. 1776 Mary, sister of William Oswell, draper, of Shrewsbury, [ Shropshire ]
Publ.: Miscellanea Analytica de Equationibus Algebraicis et Curvarum Proprietatibus ('one of the most abstruse books written on the abstrusest parts of Algebra,' which made his name famous throughout Europe ) and other mathematical works, most of them in Latin.
latterly Plealey Pontesbury, Shropshire [,where he]
d. [there] 1798:08:15
brother of Humphrey WARING (1769)
( Shrewsbury School Reg.; D.N.B. ; Gilbert Wakefield, Memoirs 125-6; Gunther, Early Science CB ; Hist. Reg. 83, which states that he migrated to Trinity College 1775; but not found in Trin. College Adm. )
[add:]Portrait at Magdalene College [:add]
[add:]Atkinson, 433[:add]

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