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MILLER, WILLIAM HALLOWES (1801 - 1880), crystallographer

Name: William Hallowes Miller
Date of birth: 1801
Date of death: 1880
Gender: Male
Occupation: crystallographer
Area of activity: Nature and Agriculture; Science and Mathematics
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

b. 6 April 1801 at Felindre near Llandovery — his mother was Welsh. He went to S. John's College, Cambridge, was fifth wrangler in 1826, became Fellow in 1829, and professor of mineralogy in 1832. He occupied his chair for forty-eight years — it is curious to note that what with Miller and W. J. Lewis, this chair was held by Welshmen for ninety-four consecutive years. The D.N.B. has a full article on Miller, and Trans. Cymm., 1932-3, has an article with a long list of his papers. He d. 20 May 1880.

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Published date: 1959

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MILLER, WILLIAM HALLOWES.

He had to take an M.D. degree in 1841 to satisfy the college statutes which required tutors to be medically qualified or clerics. He was elected F.R.S. in 1838 and secretary of the Royal Society in 1856. He was active on the commission to review the standard weights and measures of the United Kingdom in 1843 and he was a member of the Commission internationale du Mètre in 1870.

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  • Dr Llewelyn Gwyn Chambers, Bangor

    Sources

  • Proceedings of the Royal Society, 31 (1881), ii;
  • S. Markelyne, Nature, 22 (1880), 247.

Published date: 1997

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