A James Clerk Maxwell Chronology

D. O. Forfar, MA, FFA, FSS, FIMA, CMath.

YearMaxwell's Age that year Event
1831 0 Born in 14 India Street
1839 8 Mother dies
1839-41 8-10 Private Tutor
1841-47 10-16 Pupil at Edinburgh Academy
1847-50 16-19 Studies at Edinburgh University
1850-5419-23 Student at Cambridge University
2nd Wrangler in Mathematical Tripos and
Joint First Smith's Prizeman (with E. J. Routh)
1855 24 Fellow of Trinity College
1856 25 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Father dies
1856-60 25-29 Professor at Marischal College, Aberdeen
1858 27 Marries Katherine Mary Dewar, daughter of the Principal
1861 30 Fellow of Royal Society
1860-65 29-34 Professor at Kings College, London
1865-71 34-40 Country Gentleman at Glenlair
1871-79 40-48 Cavendish Professor at Cambridge
1879 48 Dies of stomach cancer as had his mother at the same age

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Last modified 24 March 2006