Hamilton, Sir William Rowan
- Albert C. Lewis
Hamilton, Sir William Rowan (1805–1865), mathematician, was born at midnight between 3 and 4 August 1805 in Dominick Street, Dublin, the fourth of nine children of Archibald Hamilton (1778–1819), a solicitor, and his wife, Sarah (1780–1817), from the Dublin family of Hutton. He had four sisters who survived infancy, one older than himself, and no brothers. Before he was three years old his parents sent their son to be raised by a curate uncle, ...