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.