Young, Matthew (1750-1800)

Irish scientist.

Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin (1775); professor of natural philosophy (1786). Bishop of Clonfert (1798). Author of An Enquiry into the Principal Phaenomena of Sounds and Musical Strings (1784) and An Analysis of the Principles of Natural Philosophy (1800). Also interested in theology and ancient languages.

Son of Owen and Olivia Maria (Bell) Young of Castlerea, Ireland. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1772; D.D., 1786). Married Anne Cuthbertson; several children.

First letter in correspondence: May 23, 1784; DNB.