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Green, Alexander Henry (1832–1896), geologist and mathematician

E. A. Vincent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 583 words.

Green, Alexander Henry (1832–1896), geologist and mathematician, was born at Maidstone on 10 October 1832, son of the Revd Thomas Sheldon Green, headmaster of the grammar school,...

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Hopkins, William (1793–1866), mathematician and geologist

Crosbie Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1417 words.

Hopkins, William (1793–1866), mathematician and geologist, was born on 2 February 1793 at Kingston in Derbyshire, the only son of William Hopkins, gentleman farmer. The young Hopkins...

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Playfair, John (1748–1819), mathematician and geologist

Jack Morrell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1377 words.

Playfair, John (1748–1819), mathematician and geologist, was born on 10 March 1748 at Benvie, near Dundee, the eldest son of James Playfair (1712–1772), minister of Liff and Benvie, and his...

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