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Freeman, Alexander (1838–1897), astronomer and teacher of mathematics

Roger Hutchins

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/57906

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Freeman, Alexander (1838–1897), astronomer and teacher of mathematics, was born on 28 January 1838 in Blackheath, Surrey, the son of John Freeman, a chemist and druggist, and his wife, Mary Ann. From Merchant Taylors' School, London, he entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1857. He won a scholarship in 1860, graduated fifth wrangler in 1861, and gained the chancellor's legal prize and was elected a fellow in 1862. In 1864 he proceeded MA and was elected a fellow of the ...

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Subjects: History of Science and Technology ; Astronomy and Astrophysics ; Mathematical Education

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