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Minchin, George Minchin
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25 May 1845 - 23 Mar 1914
George Minchin Minchin was born at Valentia Island, County Kerry, on 25 May 1845. He moved to Dublin in 1854 following the death of his mother, to better his education under the influence of his uncle-in-law, David Bell, a Shakespearean scholar and schoolmaster. In January of 1862, he attended Trinity College Dublin, with Doctor Shaw as a tutor, where he received multiple scholarships and awards through his skill in mathematics and physics. In the spring of 1875 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Indian Engineering College, Coopers Hill. Over the course of his career he wrote many books: A Treatise on Statics, with Application to Physics (1884), Naturae Veritas (1887), A Treatise on Hydrostatics (1890), Hydrostatics and Elementary Hydrokinetics (1892), Uniplanar Kinematics of Solids and Fluids: With Applications to the Distribution and Flow of Electricity (1892), The Student’s Dynamics, Comprising Statics and Kinetics (1900), Mathewatical Drawing (1906). In 1895 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. On 30 June 1856, George Minchin married Emma Sophia Fawcett at the parish church, Great Marlow. They had two children, George Robert Neville Minchin in 1889, and Una E Minchin in 1890. George Minchin Minchin died 23 March 1914, at 149 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and was buried at Oxford.
Valentia Island, County Kerry, Ireland.
Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England.
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.