Ten fun facts about William Hopkins


Fact 1
Hopkins was a fellow of the Royal Society in 1837.

Fact 2
He died in an asylum where he suffered from chronic mania and exhaustion.

Fact 3
Although criticized for his lack of experience in the field, he wrote about the movement of glaciers.


Fact 4
He has contributions explaining some geological phenomena but is not well credited.

Fact 5
He was married twice. His first wife died around 1821.

Fact 6
As a private tutor, he helped over 200 wranglers. 17 of them were senior wranglers.

Fact 7
"Elements of Trigonometry" was published by Hopkins which proved his mathematical credit and knowledge.

Fact 8
He was the President of the Geological Society in 1851.

Fact 9
In 1850, he won the Wollaston Medal.

Fact 10
He also played first-class cricket, associating himself with the Cambridge University Cricket Club.


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Short about William Hopkins
An English mathematician and geologist.



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