Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh


Below is a list of about 330 Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh who were (among other things) mathematicians.
You can find out more about them by clicking the link alongside. For those with a biography in our archive there is also a link to the biography.

There is also a list ordered alphabeticallyA link to the History of the RSE


NameElection date
Patrick Copland1783More info
Alexander Cumming1783More info
Benjamin Franklin1783More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Gordon1783More info
William Greenfield1783More info
Robert Hamilton1783More info
James Hutton1783More infoMacTutor biography
William Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee1783More info
John Playfair1783More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Reid1783More info
John Robison1783More info
Robert Small1783More info
Dugald Stewart1783More info
Matthew Stewart1783More infoMacTutor biography
William Traill (Trail)1783More infoMacTutor biography
Nicholas Vilant1783More info
James Williamson1783More info
Alexander Wilson1783More infoMacTutor biography
Anders Johan Lexell1784More infoMacTutor biography
Nevil Maskelyne1784More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Hutton1786More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph Louis Lagrange1790More infoMacTutor biography
John Kemp1792More info
Andrew Mackay1793More info
James Glenie (Glennie)1794More infoMacTutor biography
Jesse Ramsden1798More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas MacKnight1799More info
Alexander Christison1800More info
William Wallace1804More infoMacTutor biography
John Leslie1807More infoMacTutor biography
William Archibald Cadell of Banton1812More info
James Jardine1812More info
Pierre Simon Laplace1813More infoMacTutor biography
Dominique Francois Jean Arago1815More infoMacTutor biography
Jean Baptiste Biot1815More infoMacTutor biography
Henry Thomas Colebrooke1816More info
Nathaniel Bowditch1818More infoMacTutor biography
Marshall Hall1819More info
Charles Babbage1820More infoMacTutor biography
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre1820More infoMacTutor biography
Karl Friedrich Gauss1820More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Haldane1820More info
John Frederick William Herschel1820More infoMacTutor biography
Adrien Marie Legendre1820More infoMacTutor biography
Simeon Denis Poisson1820More infoMacTutor biography
Gaspard Clair Francois Marie Riche de Prony1820More infoMacTutor biography
Henry Parr Hamilton1822More info
Heinrich Christian Schumacher1822More info
Edward Troughton1822More infoMacTutor biography
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel1823More infoMacTutor biography
Scipione Breislak1823More info
Edward Ffrench Bromhead1823More info
Adam Burg1823More info
Francois Pierre Charles Dupin1823More infoMacTutor biography
Barnaba Oriani1823More info
John Brinkley1824More info
George Harvey1824More info
Davies Gilbert, (until 1817 Giddy)1828More info
Thomas Stephens Davies1831More info
Thomas Henderson1834More info
George Biddell Airy1835More infoMacTutor biography
Michael Faraday1835More infoMacTutor biography
William Rowan Hamilton1835More infoMacTutor biography
James Ivory1835More infoMacTutor biography
Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana1835More infoMacTutor biography
Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet1835More infoMacTutor biography
Edward Sang1836More infoMacTutor biography
Archibald Smith of Jordanhill1837More info
Philip Kelland1839More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Hughes Terrot1840More info
Augustin Louis Cauchy1845More infoMacTutor biography
Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi1845More infoMacTutor biography
William Whewell1845More info
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin1847More infoMacTutor biography
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier1847More infoMacTutor biography
William Swan1848More info
John Couch Adams1849More infoMacTutor biography
Hugh Blackburn1850More info
William John Macquorn Rankine1850More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Miller1852More info
James Clerk Maxwell of Glenlair1856More infoMacTutor biography
William Henry Fox Talbot1858More infoMacTutor biography
Peter Guthrie Tait1861More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph David Everett1863More info
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz1864More infoMacTutor biography
Arthur Cayley1865More infoMacTutor biography
George Gabriel Stokes1865More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Carlyle1866More infoMacTutor biography
Benjamin Peirce1867More infoMacTutor biography
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff1868More infoMacTutor biography
John Mclaren, (Lord Mclaren, M'laren, Maclaren)1869More info
David Munn1869More info
John Hunter1870More info
Robert Walker1873More info
Thomas Bond Sprague1874More info
James Joseph Sylvester1874More infoMacTutor biography
Wilhelm Eduard Weber1874More infoMacTutor biography
William Jack1875More info
Ernst Eduard Kummer1875More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph Liouville1875More infoMacTutor biography
James Douglas Hamilton Dickson1876More info
Thomas Romney Robinson1876More info
Henry John Stephen Smith1876More infoMacTutor biography
Peter Redford Scott Lang1878More info
Alexander MacFarlane1878More info
John Wilson1878More info
Johann Benedict Listing1879More infoMacTutor biography
George Chrystal1880More infoMacTutor biography
Cargill Gilston Knott1880More info
Arthur Henry Hallam Anglin1881More info
Simon Newcomb1881More infoMacTutor biography
George Salmon1881More infoMacTutor biography
John Sturgeon Mackay1882More info
David Henry Marshall1882More info
William Thomson1882More info
Luigi Cremona1883More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Gray1883More info
William Spottiswoode1883More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Hermite1884More infoMacTutor biography
John Edward Aloysius Steggall1885More info
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson1885More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay1886More info
William J Macdonald1886More info
William Milne1886More info
Asutosh Mukhopâdhyay1886More info
Hubert Anson Newton1886More info
John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh1886More infoMacTutor biography
John W Capstick1887More info
William Peddie1887More info
Andrew Thomson1887More info
Robert Edgar Allardice1888More info
Rudolph Julius Emmanuel Clausius1888More infoMacTutor biography
John Alison1889More info
Robert Stawell Ball1889More info
George Alexander Gibson1889More info
John Brown Clark1891More info
Arthur John Pressland1892More info
Ludwig Becker1893More info
George Andreas Berry1893More info
James Burgess1894More info
John Cook1894More info
Ludwig Boltzmann1895More infoMacTutor biography
Jules Henri Poincare1895More infoMacTutor biography
John Watt Butters1896More info
Alexander Morgan1896More info
Robert Robertson1896More info
George Howard Darwin1897More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Tweedie1897More info
George Duthie1899More info
James Taylor1899More info
George Francis FitzGerald1900More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Russell Forsyth1900More infoMacTutor biography
James Mitchell1900More info
Horatio Scott Carslaw1901More infoMacTutor biography
James Goodwillie1901More info
Edward Smart1901More info
Alexander G Burgess1902More info
Jean Gaston Darboux1902More infoMacTutor biography
William H Metzler1902More info
Ernest George Coker1903More info
Lawrence (Laurence) Crawford1903More info
Donald Cameron McIntosh1903More info
Robert Taylor Skinner1903More info
Joseph Henry Maclagan Wedderburn1903More infoMacTutor biography
Ellice Martin Horsburgh1904More info
John Angus Macdonald1904More info
James Wallace Peck1904More info
Moritz Cantor1905More infoMacTutor biography
George William Jones1905More info