Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Chronological List

Below is a list of about 330 Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh who were (among other things) mathematicians.

You can find out more about them by clicking the link alongside. For those with a biography in our archive there is also a link to the biography.
There is also a list ordered alphabetically, and you can also read about the history of the RSE.
Name Election Year
William Traill (Trail) 1783 More info
Patrick Copland 1783 More info
Alexander Cumming 1783 More info
Benjamin Franklin 1783 More info View biography
Thomas Gordon 1783 More info
William Greenfield 1783 More info
Robert Hamilton 1783 More info
James Hutton 1783 More info View biography
William Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee 1783 More info
John Playfair 1783 More info View biography
Thomas Reid 1783 More info
John Robison 1783 More info
Robert Small 1783 More info
Matthew Stewart 1783 More info View biography
Dugald Stewart 1783 More info View biography
William Traill (Trail) 1783 More info View biography
Nicholas Vilant 1783 More info View biography
James Williamson 1783 More info
Alexander Wilson 1783 More info View biography
Anders Johan Lexell 1784 More info View biography
Nevil Maskelyne 1784 More info View biography
Charles Hutton 1786 More info View biography
Joseph Louis Lagrange 1790 More info View biography
John Kemp 1792 More info
Andrew Mackay 1793 More info
James Glenie (Glennie) 1794 More info View biography
Jesse Ramsden 1798 More info View biography
Thomas MacKnight 1799 More info
Alexander Christison 1800 More info
William Wallace 1804 More info View biography
John Leslie 1807 More info View biography
William Archibald Cadell Of Banton 1812 More info
William Archibald Cadell of Banton 1812 More info
James Jardine 1812 More info
Pierre Simon Laplace 1813 More info View biography
Dominique Francois Jean Arago 1815 More info View biography
Jean Baptiste Biot 1815 More info View biography
Henry Thomas Colebrooke 1816 More info
Nathaniel Bowditch 1818 More info View biography
Marshall Hall 1819 More info View biography
Charles Babbage 1820 More info View biography
Sir John Frederick William Herschel , Bart. 1820 More info
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre 1820 More info View biography
Robert Haldane 1820 More info View biography
John Frederick William Herschel 1820 More info View biography
Gaspard Clair Francois Marie Riche de Prony 1820 More info View biography
Karl Friedrich Gauss 1820 More info View biography
Adrien Marie Legendre 1820 More info View biography
Simeon Denis Poisson 1820 More info View biography
Gaspard Clair Francois Marie Riche de Prony 1820 More info
Henry Parr Hamilton 1822 More info
Heinrich Christian Schumacher 1822 More info
Edward Troughton 1822 More info View biography
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel 1823 More info View biography
Scipione Breislak 1823 More info
Edward Ffrench Bromhead 1823 More info
Adam Burg 1823 More info
Francois Pierre Charles Dupin 1823 More info View biography
Barnaba Oriani 1823 More info
John Brinkley 1824 More info View biography
George Harvey 1824 More info View biography
Davies Gilbert, (until 1817 Giddy) 1828 More info
Thomas Stephens Davies 1831 More info View biography
Thomas Henderson 1834 More info
George Biddell Airy 1835 More info View biography
Michael Faraday 1835 More info View biography
William Rowan Hamilton 1835 More info View biography
James Ivory 1835 More info View biography
Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana 1835 More info View biography
Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet 1835 More info View biography
Edward Sang 1836 More info View biography
Archibald Smith Of Jordanhill 1837 More info
Archibald Smith of Jordanhill 1837 More info
Philip Kelland 1839 More info View biography
Charles Hughes Terrot 1840 More info View biography
Augustin Louis Cauchy 1845 More info View biography
Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi 1845 More info View biography
William Whewell 1845 More info View biography
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier 1847 More info View biography
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier 1847 More info
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin 1847 More info View biography
William Swan 1848 More info
John Couch Adams 1849 More info View biography
William John Macquorn Rankine 1850 More info View biography
Hugh Blackburn 1850 More info View biography
Thomas Miller 1852 More info
James Clerk Maxwell of Glenlair 1856 More info View biography
William Henry Fox Talbot 1858 More info View biography
Peter Guthrie Tait 1861 More info View biography
Joseph David Everett 1863 More info
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz 1864 More info View biography
Arthur Cayley 1865 More info View biography
George Gabriel Stokes 1865 More info View biography
Thomas Carlyle 1866 More info View biography
Benjamin Peirce 1867 More info View biography
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff 1868 More info View biography
John Mclaren, (Lord Mclaren) 1869 More info
David Munn 1869 More info View biography
John Hunter 1870 More info
Robert Walker 1873 More info
Thomas Bond Sprague 1874 More info View biography
James Joseph Sylvester 1874 More info View biography
Wilhelm Eduard Weber 1874 More info View biography
Ernst Eduard Kummer 1875 More info View biography
Joseph Liouville 1875 More info View biography
William Jack 1875 More info View biography
James Douglas Hamilton Dickson 1876 More info View biography
Thomas Romney Robinson 1876 More info View biography
Henry John Stephen Smith 1876 More info View biography
Peter Redford Scott Lang 1878 More info View biography
Peter Redford Scott Lang 1878 More info View biography
John Wilson 1878 More info View biography
Alexander MacFarlane 1878 More info
Johann Benedict Listing 1879 More info View biography
George Chrystal 1880 More info View biography
Cargill Gilston Knott 1880 More info View biography
Simon Newcomb 1881 More info View biography
George Salmon 1881 More info View biography
Arthur Henry Hallam Anglin 1881 More info
John Sturgeon Mackay 1882 More info View biography
William Thomson 1882 More info
David Henry Marshall 1882 More info
Luigi Cremona 1883 More info View biography
William Spottiswoode 1883 More info View biography
Andrew Gray 1883 More info View biography
Charles Hermite 1884 More info View biography
John Edward Aloysius Steggall 1885 More info View biography
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson 1885 More info
Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay 1886 More info View biography
William J Macdonald 1886 More info View biography
William Milne 1886 More info
Hubert Anson Newton 1886 More info View biography
John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh 1886 More info View biography
Asutosh Mukhopâdhyay 1886 More info
Andrew Thomson 1887 More info
William Peddie 1887 More info View biography
John W Capstick 1887 More info
Robert Edgar Allardice 1888 More info View biography
Rudolph Julius Emmanuel Clausius 1888 More info View biography
Robert Stawell Ball 1889 More info View biography
John Alison 1889 More info View biography
George Alexander Gibson 1889 More info View biography
John Brown Clark 1891 More info View biography
Arthur John Pressland 1892 More info
Ludwig Becker 1893 More info
George Andreas Berry 1893 More info
John Cook 1894 More info
James Burgess 1894 More info
Ludwig Boltzmann 1895 More info View biography
Jules Henri Poincare 1895 More info View biography
Robert Robertson 1896 More info
John Watt Butters 1896 More info View biography
Alexander Morgan 1896 More info View biography
George Howard Darwin 1897 More info View biography
Charles Tweedie 1897 More info View biography
George Duthie 1899 More info
James Taylor 1899 More info View biography
Andrew Russell Forsyth 1900 More info View biography
George Francis FitzGerald 1900 More info View biography
James Mitchell 1900 More info View biography
Horatio Scott Carslaw 1901 More info View biography
Edward Smart 1901 More info
James Goodwillie 1901 More info
Alexander G Burgess 1902 More info View biography
William H Metzler 1902 More info View biography
Jean Gaston Darboux 1902 More info View biography
Lawrence (Laurence) Crawford 1903 More info View biography
Donald Cameron McIntosh 1903 More info View biography
Robert Taylor Skinner 1903 More info
Joseph Henry Maclagan Wedderburn 1903 More info View biography
Ernest George Coker 1903 More info
James Wallace Peck 1904 More info
Ellice Martin Horsburgh 1904 More info View biography
John Angus Macdonald 1904 More info
Moritz Cantor 1905 More info View biography
Hector Munro Macdonald 1905 More info View biography
Archibald Milne 1905 More info View biography
Peter Pinkerton 1905 More info View biography
George William Jones 1905 More info View biography
Alexander Durie Russell 1905 More info View biography
Ernest Maclagan Wedderburn 1907 More info
Alexander Brown 1907 More info View biography
James Archibald 1907 More info View biography
John Thomson Pearce 1907 More info
George William Hill 1907 More info View biography
James Ireland Craig 1908 More info View biography
Devendra Nath Mallik 1908 More info
James Gordon Gray 1909 More info View biography
Alexander David Ross 1909 More info
Peter Comrie 1909 More info View biography
David Gibb 1910 More info View biography
John Miller 1910 More info View biography
Joseph Larmor 1910 More info View biography
Duncan M'laren Young Sommerville 1911 More info View biography
Robert Alexander Houstoun 1911 More info
Ralph Allan Sampson 1911 More info View biography
Edmund Taylor Whittaker 1912 More info View biography
Horace Lamb 1913 More info View biography
Vito Volterra 1913 More info View biography
Peter Ramsay 1914 More info View biography
James Bonnyman Ritchie 1914 More info
Raymond Keiller Butchart 1915 More info View biography
Robert John Tainsh Bell 1916 More info View biography
Hyman Levy 1916 More info View biography
James Whitbread Lee Glaisher 1916 More info View biography
Frederick Phillips 1917 More info
William John Dundas 1919 More info
Alexander Ritchie Scott 1919 More info View biography
Thomas Bedford Franklin 1920 More info View biography
Thomas A Lindsay 1920 More info
John Marshall 1920 More info
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz 1920 More info View biography
Charles Emile Picard 1920 More info View biography
Bevan Braithwaite Baker (Bevan-Baker) 1921 More info View biography
John Dougall 1921 More info View biography
James Alexander George Lamb 1921 More info
Neil M'Arthur 1921 More info
Dugald Black M'Quistan 1921 More info
John M'Whan 1921 More info
Thomas Murray MacRobert 1921 More info View biography
Neil McArthur 1921 More info View biography
Dugald Black McQuistan 1921 More info View biography
John McWhan 1921 More info View biography
Edward Burns Ross 1921 More info View biography
Salvatore Pincherle 1921 More info View biography
Herbert Westren Turnbull 1922 More info View biography
Walter Brown 1923 More info View biography
Adam Mitchell Hunter 1923 More info
Edward Lindsay Ince 1923 More info View biography
Tullio Levi-Cevita 1923 More info
Tullio Levi-Civita 1923 More info View biography
Thomas Arnold Brown 1924 More info View biography
Edward Thomas Copson 1924 More info View biography
Ramaswamy S Vaidyanathaswami 1924 More info
Alexander Craig Aitken 1925 More info View biography
George Samuel Eastwood 1925 More info View biography
William Leonard Ferrar 1925 More info View biography
William Saddler 1925 More info
James Alexander M'Bride 1926 More info
James Alexander McBride 1926 More info View biography
Godfrey Hilton Thomson 1926 More info
James Hyslop 1927 More info
Robert Schlapp 1927 More info View biography
Niels Henrik David Bohr 1927 More info View biography
Albert Einstein 1927 More info View biography
William Vallance Douglas Hodge 1928 More info View biography
John MacNaughten Whittaker 1928 More info View biography
John Williamson 1928 More info View biography
Frederick Bath 1929 More info View biography
John Mackie 1929 More info View biography
Selwyn Read 1929 More info
Richard Alexander Robb 1929 More info View biography
Vilhelm Friman Koren Bjerknes 1930 More info View biography
Arthur Stanley Eddington 1930 More info View biography
Thomas Purves Black 1931 More info View biography
Nicholas Morpeth Hutchinson Lightfoot 1931 More info
William Hunter McCrea 1931 More info View biography
Harold Stanley Ruse 1931 More info View biography
John Wishart 1931 More info View biography
James Balfour Lockhart 1932 More info View biography
Gorakh Prasad 1932 More info
William Fleetwood Sheppard 1932 More info View biography
Robert Pollock Gillespie 1933 More info View biography
William Gilmour Guthrie 1933 More info View biography
Louis Melville Milne-Thomson 1933 More info View biography
Geoffrey Timms 1933 More info View biography
William Leonard Edge 1934 More info View biography
Ivor Malcolm Haddon Etherington 1934 More info View biography
Daniel Edwin Rutherford 1934 More info View biography
Bertram Martin Wilson 1934 More info
Karl Pearson 1934 More info View biography
Charles Vernon Boys 1936 More info View biography
George Alfred Leon Sarton 1936 More info
Edward Maitland Wright 1937 More info View biography
Sasindra Chandra Dhar 1937 More info
John Watson Robertson 1937 More info
Andrew White Young 1937 More info View biography
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck 1937 More info View biography
Federigo Enriques 1938 More info View biography
Geoffrey Ingram Taylor 1938 More info View biography
William Michael Herbert Greaves 1939 More info View biography
Alexander Fairley Buchan 1940 More info View biography
Charles Alfred Coulson 1941 More info View biography
Erwin Finlay Freundlich 1941 More info View biography
John Gibson Gibson 1941 More info
James Cossar 1942 More info
Charles Strachan 1942 More info
William Wither McClelland 1943 More info
George Cunliffe McVittie 1943 More info View biography
Henry Frederick Baker 1943 More info View biography
George David Birkhoff 1943 More info View biography
Oswald Veblen 1943 More info View biography
Walter Ledermann 1944 More info View biography
Leslie Bennet Craigie Cunningham 1945 More info View biography
Arthur Erdelyi (formerly Diamant) 1945 More info View biography
Albert Cyril Offord 1946 More info View biography
Arthur Geoffrey Walker 1946 More info View biography
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac 1946 More info View biography
Jacques Salomon Hadamard 1946 More info View biography
Godfrey Harold Hardy 1946 More info View biography
Leslie Maurice Brown 1947 More info
James Morton Hyslop 1947 More info
John Meadows Jackson 1947 More info View biography
Archibald James Macintyre 1947 More info View biography
Rene Maurice Frechet 1947 More info View biography
George Neville Watson 1949 More info View biography
Caleb Andrew Stewart 1950 More info
Joseph Langley Burchnall 1953 More info View biography
Sydney Chapman 1953 More info View biography
Harold Jeffreys 1953 More info View biography
Edward Foyle Collingwood 1954 More info View biography
Nicholas Kemmer 1954 More info
Noel Bryan Slater 1954 More info View biography
Alexander Murray Macbeath 1955 More info View biography
Robert Alexander Rankin 1955 More info View biography
Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer 1955 More info View biography
George Murray Burnett 1956 More info
Alexander Oppenheim 1956 More info View biography
Swarupchand Mohanlal Shah 1957 More info
Sheila Scott Macintyre, née Scott 1958 More info View biography
Robert Osborne 1958 More info
Ian Naismith Sneddon 1958 More info View biography
Reginald Douglas Lord 1960 More info
Benjamin Noble 1961 More info View biography
Andrew George Mackie 1962 More info
John Brian Helliwell 1963 More info
Sergei Lvovich Sobolev 1963 More info View biography
Alexander Provan Robertson 1966 More info
Kasimierz Kuratowski 1966 More info View biography
Mary Lucy Cartwright 1968 More info View biography
Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh 1968 More info
Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh 1968 More info View biography
Sidney Michaelson 1969 More info
Crispin St John Alvah Nash-Williams 1969 More info View biography
Raymond Smart 1969 More info
Robert Allan Smith 1969 More info
Henry Jack 1970 More info View biography
William George Penney 1970 More info View biography
David Stanley Butler 1972 More info
Paul Richard Halmos 1975 More info View biography
George Eason 1975 More info
Ake Pleijel 1975 More info View biography
Gaetano Fichera 1976 More info View biography
Samuel Newby Curle 1977 More info View biography
Witold Nowacki 1979 More info
Frank Matthews Leslie 1980 More info
John William Scott Cassels 1981 More info View biography
Olga Oleinik 1983 More info View biography
Ian David Macdonald 1984 More info
Michael Francis Atiyah 1985 More info View biography
Robert Winston Keith Odoni 1996 More info