William Hamilton diplomat Sir William Hamilton British diplomat Britannica Sir William Hamilton, born Dec , , Scotland died April , , London, Eng , British diplomat and archaeologist who was the husband of Emma, Lady Hamilton, the William Rowan Hamilton Sir William Rowan Hamilton MRIA August September was an Irish mathematician While still an undergraduate he was appointed Andrews professor of Astronomy and Royal Astronomer of Ireland, and lived at Dunsink Observatory. Sir William Rowan Hamilton Irish mathematician and Sir William Rowan Hamilton Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician who contributed to the development of optics, dynamics, and algebra in particular, discovering the algebra of quaternions His work proved significant for the development of quantum mechanics Hamilton was the son of a solicitor He was educated by Bill Hamilton Founder of HamiltonJet HamiltonJet Sir William Hamilton Scottish Philosopher Sir William Hamilton was born in Glasgow His father, also William Hamilton, was Regius Professor of Anatomy and Botany at the University of Glasgow He died when Hamilton was only two years old, leaving him to be brought up by his mother, along with his younger brother Thomas. Hamilton, William Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy William Hamilton Table of Contents Life and Writings In he established his claim to the baronetcy of Preston, and was thenceforth known as Sir William In the same year he was defeated for the chair of moral philosophy at the University of Edinburgh by John Wilson Christopher North , but was elected to the Sir William Hamilton Quotes S Austin Allibone, comp Sir William Hamilton Analysis and synthesis, though commonly treated as two different methods, are, if properly understood, only the two necessary parts of the same method Each is the relative and correlative of the other. Sir William Rowan Hamilton Sir William Hamiltons Biography Hamilton was born at midnight on August , in Dublin Because of that sometimes there is some confusion over his birthdate. Naples Life,Death Miracle Sir William Hamilton was born in Scotland as the fourth son of Archibald Hamilton, the third Duke of Hamilton as well as the British governor of Jamaica Because of his parents relations with the royal family, William grew up in close friendship with the future king, George III.