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Edward John Routh


Mathematician. BA, Cambridge, 1854; senior wrangler, James Clerk-Maxwell coming second. From 1862 until his retirement from coaching in 1888 he was the best-known mathematics tutor at Cambridge, having twenty-eight senior wranglers and forty-three Smith prizemen among his pupils.


Alum. Cantab.



Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.

DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.