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  • Having detected an important defect in one of Laplace's demonstrations, he was induced by a friend to write out his remarks, that they might be shown to Dr John Brinkley (1763-1835), afterwards bishop of Cloyne, but who was then the first royal astronomer for Ireland, and an accomplished mathematician.
  • Brinkley seems at once to have perceived the vast talents of young Hamilton, and to have encouraged him in the kindest manner.
  • This was his appointment to the Andrews professorship of astronomy in the university of Dublin, vacated by Dr Brinkley in 1827.
  • The germ of his first great discovery was contained in one of those early papers which in 1823 he communicated to Dr Brinkley, by whom, under the title of " Caustics," it was presented in 1824 to the Royal Irish Academy.
  • "FRANK BRINKLEY (1841-1912), British author, was born in 1841.

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