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Glenie, Jameslocked

(bap. 1750, d. 1817)
  • W. Johnson

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Glenie, James (bap. 1750, d. 1817), soldier and mathematician, baptized on 7 October 1750 at Leslie, Fife, was the son of John Glenie, army officer, and his wife, Margaret Smith. He went from a parochial school to the University of St Andrews where he made good progress in classics and divinity, being intended for the church, but soon showed a talent for science and mathematics. He joined the ...

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R. Chambers, ed., (1832–5) [1st edn; many edns to 1875]
Gentleman's Magazine