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FitzGerald, George Francis (1851–1901), physicist, was born on 3 August 1851 at 19 Lower Mount Street, Dublin, one of at least six children of William FitzGerald (1814–1883), clergyman, and Anne Frances (d. 1859), daughter of George Stoney of Oakley Park, King's county, Ireland...

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Fitzmaurice, Sir Maurice (1861–1924), civil engineer, was born on 11 May 1861 at Clogher, near Tralee, in co. Kerry, the son of a physician, Robert Fitzmaurice. He was educated at Armagh Royal Academy and in 1878 entered Trinity College, Dublin, to read civil engineering under ...

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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, ...

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Haughton, Samuel (1821–1897), geologist and physiologist, was born on 21 December 1821 in Carlow, Ireland, the second of three sons of Samuel Haughton (1786–1874), merchant, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1861), who was the daughter of John Hancock, a linen merchant from ...

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Lardner, Dionysius (1793–1859), writer on science and public lecturer, was born on 3 April 1793 in Dublin, the son of William Lardner (d. 1808), a solicitor.

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Parsons, Laurence, fourth earl of Rosse (1840–1908), astronomer and engineer, was born on 17 November 1840 at Birr Castle, Parsonstown (Birr), King's county, Ireland, the eldest of the four surviving sons of William Parsons, third earl of Rosse (1800–1867), astronomer, engineer, and politician, and his wife, ...

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Parsons, William, third earl of Rosse (1800–1867), astronomer, was born on 17 June 1800 in York. He was the eldest son of Lawrence Parsons, second earl of Rosse (1758–1841), and succeeded him in the courtesy title Lord Oxmantown in 1801. His mother was ...

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Pentland, Joseph Barclay (1797–1873), naturalist and traveller, was born in Ballybofey, co. Donegal, Ireland, on 17 January 1797. Nothing is known of his early life save that he was educated at the Royal School, Armagh, and at the University of Paris. He became associated with ...

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Robinson, (John) Thomas Romney (1793–1882), astronomer and physicist, was born on 23 April 1793 in the parish of St Anne, Dublin, the eldest son of Thomas Robinson (d. 1810), an artist, and his wife, Ruth Buck (d. 1826). His father, who came from ...

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Stoney, George Johnstone (1826–1911), physicist and university administrator, born at Oakley Park, Clareen, near Birr, in King's county, Ireland, on 15 February 1826, was the elder son of George Stoney and his wife, Anne, second daughter of Bindon Blood of Cranagher, co. Clare...

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Young, Matthew (1750–1800), natural philosopher and bishop of Clonfert, was born on 3 October 1750 at Castlerea, co. Roscommon, and was the fourth son of Owen Young and Olivia Maria Bell. He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 8 July 1766, obtained a scholarship in 1769, and graduated BA (1772), MA (1774), and BD (1782). ...