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 William Whewell

William Whewell

Birth
Lancaster, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Death 6 Mar 1866 (aged 71)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Chapel
Memorial ID 21199 · View Source
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Remarkable polymath, Master of Trinity College for 24 years, active as a linguist, philsopher and scientist: he in fact invented the latter word, together with 'physicist','ion', 'anode', 'cathode', pliocene' and many other technical terms. Also an expert on tides.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Added: 10 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Whewell (24 May 1794–6 Mar 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21199, citing Trinity College, Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .