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Samuel Vince

was born 273 years ago

6 April 1749

Samuel Vince came from a working class family but, with the support of several priests, was able to study the mathematical tripos at Cambridge and he was Senior Wrangler in 1775. He wrote many works on mathematics, physics and astronomy. He was Plumian professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge for 25 years.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Vince/