Benjamin Peirce

Benjamin Peirce

Birth
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Oct 1880 (aged 71)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 820 River Avenue
Memorial ID 46905364 · View Source
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Graduated from Harvard; joined the faculty at Harvard teaching mathematics and astronomy.He was a founder of the Harvard Observatory, one of five planners and organizers of the Smithsonian Institution. He was author of mumerous mathematical works.
He married Sarah Hunt Mills, daughter of a congressman and a senator. There were 5 children.



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  • Created by: Ann White
  • Added: 20 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46905364
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Peirce (4 Apr 1809–6 Oct 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46905364, citing Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Ann White (contributor 47135050) .