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The Dictionary of Ulster Biography
 
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James Thomson (1786 - 1849):
Mathematician


James Thomson was born near Ballynahinch, County Down, and when he was twelve years old witnessed the battle there. He was educated in Glasgow, and became a mathematics teacher in the Academical Institution, Belfast. In 1832 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at Glasgow University and he wrote a great deal on mathematics and geography. He was the father of Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) and James Thomson.

Born: 13 November 1786
Died: 12 January 1849
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