Benjamin Osgood Peirce

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Benjamin Osgood Peirce
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Born(1854-02-11)11 February 1854
Died14 January 1914(1914-01-14) (aged 59)
Alma materHarvard University
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard University
Doctoral studentsWilliam Elwood Byerly

Benjamin Osgood Peirce (11 February 1854 Beverly, Massachusetts, USA – 14 January 1914 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) was an American mathematician and a holder of the Hollis Chair of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard from 1888 until his death in 1914.[1][2] Osgood is buried at Beverly's Central Cemetery. [3] Removed by several degrees, he was a cousin of Charles Sanders Peirce[4], whose father, Benjamin Peirce, worked as the Adcademic advisor to Joseph Lovering, Benjamin Osgood Peirce's predecessor as holder of the Hollis Chair of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.

See also


  1. ^ Hall, Edwin H. (1919), "Biographical Memoir of Benjamin Osgood Peirce 1854–1914" (PDF), Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, VIII: 436–466.
  2. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Benjamin Osgood Peirce", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews..
  3. ^ "Interesting Burials in Beverly Cemeteries" by Thomas F. Scully
  4. ^ Eisele, Carolyn (2008). "Peirce, Benjamin Osgood, II.". In Gillispie, Charles Coulston; Holmes, Frederic Lawrence; Koertge, Noretta (eds.). Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Detroit, Michigan: Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 9780684315591. OCLC 187313311. Retrieved 2018-10-04 – via
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Lovering
Hollis Chair of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy
Succeeded by
Wallace Clement Sabine