Person NameSang; Edward (1805-1890); mathematician, engineer and actuary
Epithetmathematician, engineer and actuary
ActivityEdward Sang (1895-1890) was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on 30 January 1805, the son of Edward Sang (1771-1882), Provost of Kirkcaldy, and his wife Jean Nicol (b 1773). He was educated in Kirkcaldy and at the University of Edinburgh where he studied mathematics and natural philosophy. He lectured at the University and also worked as surveyor and civil engineer. He subsequently worked in Manchester and Turkey, building engineering schools and railways in the latter. He returned to Edinburgh in 1854 to teach mathematics and published numerous scientific and engineering articles as well as mathematical, actuarial and astronomical tables. He was a founder member of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland. He was a Fellow of the Society of Edinburgh. He died on 23 September 1890.
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