Prof. E. W. Hobson, F.R.S

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ERNEST WILLIAM HOBSON, who was born at Derby on October 27, 1856, and died rather suddenly, after a short illness, on April 19, 1933, had been for many years one of the first of English mathematicians. Although he lived to be seventy-six, he was active almost up to his death; his last book (and perhaps in some ways his best) was published when he was seventy-four. He was a singular exception to the general rule that good mathematicians do their best work when they are young.

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HARDY, G. Prof. E. W. Hobson, F.R.S. Nature 133, 938–939 (1934) doi:10.1038/133938a0

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