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

Crosbie Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/13756

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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 acquired agricultural skills in Norfolk prior to an unsuccessful attempt to farm a small property, purchased for him by his father, near ...

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Subjects: Mathematics ; Geology and the Lithosphere

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