1773 - Born in April 28th. Robert Woodhouse was the eighth occupant of the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at Cambridge University.
1795 - He was senior wrangler at Caius College, Cambridge when he was awarded his B.A.
- Was the winner of the Smith's Prize.
1798 - His M.A. was awarded and he was elected a fellow.
1802 - He was elected to the Royal Society.
1803-1808 - He was a moderator for the Senate House mathematics examinations for the years.
- Woodhouse's publication of Principles of Analytical Calculation was the first publication in England to use the differential notation that had become common on the European continent.
1809 - Published his book, Elements of Trigonometry.
1810 - Woodhouse's publication of The Calculus of Variations.
1813 - His major work was in the writing of texts on pure mathematics that helped to inspire the Analytic Society by influencing students like Charles Babbage and George Peacock.
1820 - At Cambridge, he was elected to the Lucasian professorship, but held the chair for only two years.
1822 - He took the Plumian Chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge.
- Woodhouse was the first superintendent of the Cambridge astronomical library.
1827 - Died on December 23rd.
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