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William Frederick King (February 19, 1854 – April 23, 1916) was a Canadian surveyor, astronomer, and civil servant. Born in Stowmarket, England, the son of William King and Ellen Archer, King emigrated to Port Hope, Upper Canada with his family when he was eight. In 1869, he started studying at the University of Toronto. He left in 1872 to work as a sub-assistant astronomer for the international boundary survey in Western Canada. He returned to the University of Toronto and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics in 1874. In 1875, he was working as an assistant in the Canadian survey of lands in the northwest.

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  • William Frederick King (February 19, 1854 – April 23, 1916) was a Canadian surveyor, astronomer, and civil servant. Born in Stowmarket, England, the son of William King and Ellen Archer, King emigrated to Port Hope, Upper Canada with his family when he was eight. In 1869, he started studying at the University of Toronto. He left in 1872 to work as a sub-assistant astronomer for the international boundary survey in Western Canada. He returned to the University of Toronto and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics in 1874. In 1875, he was working as an assistant in the Canadian survey of lands in the northwest.
  • William Frederick King (ur. 19 lutego 1854 w Stowmarket, zm. 23 kwietnia 1916 w Ottawie) – kanadyjski geodeta i astronom pochodzenia angielskiego. Urodził się w Anglii, ale miał osiem lat, gdy jego rodzice wyemigrowali do Kanady i osiedli w Port Hope. W 1869 roku rozpoczął studia na University of Toronto, ale przerwał je po trzech latach, aby zostać geodetą w rządowym zespole zajmującym się ustalaniem granic Kanady. W 1875 roku ukończył studia, uzyskując B.Sc. w dziedzinie matematyki. W 1890 roku został odznaczony Orderem św. Michała i św. Jerzego.
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