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John Thomas Graves

John Thomas Graves (1806 - 1870)

* 4 December 1806, † 29 March 1870

John Thomas Graves was born on 4 December 1806 in Dublin, Ireland. John Graves was an Irish lawyer and mathematician who is credited with inspiring Hamilton to discover the quaternions and with personally discovering the octonions. John Thomas Graves died on 29 March 1870 in Cheltenham, England.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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