Mr. A. B. Basset, F.R.S


ALFRED BARNARD BASSET was born on July 25, 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduated in 1877 as 13th wrangler, a position which could scarcely have represented his real mathematical attainments. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1879, but not being under the necessity of adopting a profession, he soon abandoned the law, and, apart from the duties of his private station, devoted himself mainly to mathematical research.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

L., H. Mr. A. B. Basset, F.R.S. Nature 127, 244 (1931).

Download citation


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.