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Adm. pens. at PETERHOUSE, Apr. 6, 1841. [2nd] s. of James, LL.D., Professor of mathematics at Glasgow.
B. June 26, 1824, in Belfast. [Matric. at Glasgow University, 1834.] Matric. Michs. 1841; Scholar, 1843; B.A. (2 nd Wrangler and 1st Smith's prize) 1845; M.A. 1848; Hon. LL.D. 1866.
Fellow, 1846-52 and 1872-1907.
Rede Lecturer, 1866.
F.R.S. 1851; F.R.S.E.; Copley medal, 1883.
Hon. LL.D. of Dublin, Edinburgh and Montreal; Hon. D.C.L., Oxford.
D.L. for Glasgow.
Chancellor of Glasgow University, 1904-7. Professor of Natural Philosophy at Glasgow, 1846-99.
Electrician for the Atlantic cables, 1857-8 and 1865-6; Electrical Engineer for the French Atlantic cables and others.
Created Baron Kelvin, 1892.
President of the Royal Society, 1890-5; of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1886-9 and 1895-1907.
President of the British Association, 1871.
Grand Officer of Legion of Honour; Commander of Order of King Leopold of Belgium . Inventor of the mirror galvanometer and siphon recorder, in connection with submarine telegraphy; also of the navigational sounding machine, and many electrical measuring instruments.
Married (1) Sept. 14, 1852, Margaret, eldest dau. of Walter Crum, of Thornliebank; (2) 1874, Frances Anne, dau. of C. R. Blandy, of Madeira . Author of numerous papers on mathematical and physical subjects.
Benefactor to Peterhouse.
Died Dec. 17, 1907; buried in Westminster Abbey.
( T. A. Walker, 472; D.N.B.; Who was Who. )
|William THOMSON |
Approx. lifespan: 18241907
pens. Peterhouse adm1841:04:06
2nd s. of James THOMSON LLD Professor of: mathematics Glasgow, [Scotland],
b. Belfast, [Co. Antrim], 1824:06:26
Matric. at Sch: Glasgow University Glasgow, [Scotland], 1834
BA 2 nd Wrangler and 1st Smith's prize 1845
Fellow 1846-52, and 1872-1907
Rede Lecturer: 1866
F.R.S.E.; Copley Medal 1883
Hon.LLD of Dublin, [Ireland], Edinburgh, [Scotland], and Montreal, [Quebec], Canada ,
Hon.DCL OX, [Oxfordshire],
D.L. for: : Glasgow, [Scotland],
Chancellor of: : Sch: Glasgow University Glasgow, [Scotland], 1904-07
Professor of: Natural Philosophy Glasgow, [Scotland], 1846-99
Electrician for the Atlantic cables 1857-8, and 1865-6
Electrical Engineer for the French Atlantic cables and others.
Created Baron Kelvin: 1892
President of: : Royal Society 1890-95
of Royal Society of Edinburgh, [Scotland], 1886-9, and 1895-1907
President of: : British Association 1871
Grand Officer of: : Legion of Honour;
Commander of: : Order of King Leopold of Belgium ,
Inventor of the mirror galvanometer and siphon
Recorder in: : connection with submarine telegraphy; also of the navigational sounding machine, and many electrical measuring instruments.
m. (1) 1852:09:14 Margaret CRUM eldest dau. of Walter CRUM of Thornliebank, [Renfrewshire],
m. (2) 1874 Frances Anne BLANDY dau. of C. R. BLANDY of Madeira ,
Author of numerous papers on mathematical and physical subjects.
Benefactor to Peterhouse
d. ; 1907:12:17
buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, [London],
( T. A. Walker 472; D.N.B.; Who was Who. )
[add:]Photograph of portrait by Dickinson: CAS: G.164; portrait at Peterhouse [:add]