Authorised form of nameHamilton; Hugh (1729 - 1805)
Dates1729 - 1805
Place of birthKnock, County Dublin, Ireland
Date of birth26 March 1729
Place of deathKilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Date of death01 December 1805
Dates and placesBurial:
St Canice Cathedral, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Research fieldNatural philosophy
Trinity College, Dublin (1742). Graduated BA (1747), MA (1750) and DD (1762)
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Dublin (1759-1764); Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh (1796-1799); Bishop of Ossory (1799-1805)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/02/1761
Published works'De sectionibus conicis tractatus geometricus' (1758); 'Philosophical Essays on Vapours' (1767); 'Four Introductory Lectures on Natural Philosophy' (1774) and 'An Essay on the Existence and Attributes of the Supreme Being' (1784)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA7922
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1760/21Hamilton, Hugh: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/3/388Paper, 'Account of a book on conic sections published in 1758' by Hugh Hamilton1758
L&P/4/267Letter, 'A dissertation on the nature of evaporation and on several phenomena of air, water and of boiling liquors' from Hugh Hamilton to Charles Dodgson5 March 1765
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