Joshua King

Joshua King

Infobox Scientist
name = Joshua King
box_width =

image_width =
caption =
birth_date = birth date|1798|01|16
birth_place = Lowick, Ulverston, Lancashire, England
death_date = death date and age|1857|09|01|1798|01|16
death_place = President's Lodge, Queens' College, Cambridge, England
residence =
citizenship =
nationality =
ethnicity =
field =
work_institutions =
alma_mater =
doctoral_advisor =
doctoral_students =
known_for =
author_abbrev_bot =
author_abbrev_zoo =
influences =
influenced =
prizes =
religion =
footnotes =

Joshua King (16 January, 1798 Lowick, near Ulverston, in Lancashire, England – 1 September, 1857 President's Lodge, Queens' College, Cambridge, England) was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge from 1839 to 1849.


"Joshua King came to Cambridge from Hawkshead Grammar School. It was soon evident that the school had produced someone of importance. He became Senior Wrangler, and his reputation in Cambridge was immense. It was believed that nothing less than a Second Newton had appeared. They expected his work as a mathematician to make an epoch in the science. At an early age he became President of Queens’; later, he was Lucasian Professor. He published nothing; in fact, he did no mathematical work. But as long as he kept his health, he was an active and prominent figure in Cambridge, and he maintained his enormous reputation. When he died, it was felt that the memory of such an extraordinary man should not be permitted to die out, and his papers should be published. So his papers were examined, and nothing whatever worth publishing was found."
[ [ Queens' College Record 2004] ]


* [ Summary article on Joshua King]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Joshua King — Nacimiento 16 de enero de 1798 Lowick, Ulverston, Lancashire, Inglaterra Fallecimiento 1 de septiembre de 1857 President s Lodge, Queens College, Cambridge, Inglaterra Joshua King (Lowick, cerca de Ulverston, in Lancashire …   Wikipedia Español

  • Joshua King — ist der Name folgender Personen: Joshua King (Mathematiker) (1798–1857), britischer Mathematiker Joshua King (Fußballspieler) (* 1992), norwegischer Fußballspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joshua King — Naissance 16 janvier 1798 Lowick près de Ulverston (Angleterre) Décès 1er septembre 1857 (à 59 ans) (Angleterre) Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joshua King (Fußballspieler) — Joshua King Spielerinformationen Voller Name Joshua Christian Kojo King Geburtstag 15. Januar 1992 Geburtsort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joshua King (futbolista) — Joshua King Nombre Joshua Christian Kojo King Nacimiento 15 de enero de 1992 (19 años) Oslo, Noruega Nacionalidad …   Wikipedia Español

  • Joshua King (Mathematiker) — Joshua King (* 16. Januar 1798 in Lowick, Ulverston, Lancashire, England; † 1. September 1857 in President s Lodge, Queens College, Cambridge, England) war von 1839 bis 1849 Lucasischer Professor für Mathematik an der University of Cambridge.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King (Familienname) — King ist der aus dem Englischen stammende Familienname folgender Personen: Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King — King, que en inglés significa rey, puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Lugares 2 Personas 2.1 Actores y cineastas 2.2 Artistas …   Wikipedia Español

  • Joshua — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Namensträger 3 Einzelnachweise 4 Siehe auch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • JOSHUA, BOOK OF — JOSHUA, BOOK OF, the first book of the Former Prophets, which relates the conquest of canaan and its early settlement from the death of moses to the death of joshua . The Book of Joshua is divided into three main sections: the conquest of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.