# Burnside, William(1852--1927) Mathematician, born in London, England, UK. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1871, became a fellow of Pembroke until 1886, and was professor of mathematics at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich (1885--1919). He worked in mathematical physics, complex function theory, differential geometry, and probability theory, but his lasting work was in group theory. His *Theory of Groups* (1897) was the first English textbook on the subject. |