Vilant, Nicholas ♂
Student United College 1752-1753 Logic class - 1755-1756. [ ], m. (Ternar). M.A. 4.5.1756.
Listed for Exchequer bursary, 1756, 1758.
Professor of Mathematics 8.10.1765 - 25.5.1807.
Baptised 12.6.1737 son of William Vilant, minister at Ferryport on Craig and Jean Wilson.
Teacher of mathematics, Watt’s Academy, London to 1765. [Teacher]
Professor of Mathematics 8.10.1765 - 25.5.1807. [St Andrews University] [University professor]
Mostly taught by deputy from c.1773 on account of ill health.
Publication. [Nicolas Vilant, The Elements of Mathematical Analysis; abridged, for the use of students. (Edinburgh: Printed for Bell and Bradfute, 1798)].
Died St Andrews 25.5.1807.
- UYUY452/7/36, 87
- St AUL sDU18.U7D47
- Monumental inscription St Andrews Cathedral burial ground) [See also article by Alex D.D. Craik in the MacTutor Archive at http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Vilant.html].