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Samuel Vince

died 201 years ago

28 November 1821

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/