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Glenie, James (bap. 1750, d. 1817), soldier and mathematician

W. Johnson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10817

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Glenie, James (bap. 1750, d. 1817), soldier and mathematician, baptized on 7 October 1750 at Leslie, Fife, was the son of John Glenie, army officer, and his wife, Margaret Smith. He went from a parochial school to the University of St Andrews where he made good progress in classics and divinity, being intended for the church, but soon showed a talent for science and mathematics. He joined the ...

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