- Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics
The Sadleirian Chair is a Professorship in
pure mathematicsat the University of Cambridge.
It was established in
1701by Lady Mary Sadleir, who made provision in her will for lecturers in algebrato be funded at nine colleges in the university. She died in 1706and the lectures began in 1710. In 1860the lectureships were changed to a professorship.
Note: Early university records and some references, e.g.,
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, refer to the subject as "Sadlerian Chair".
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