What are eponyms? What are some examples?

1 Answer
Jul 19, 2016

Eponyms are the use of a person's name to name an object, place, theory or law.


Examples of eponyms include

Robert Boyle - Boyles Law
Gustave Eiffel - The Eiffel Tower
Benjamin Franklin - Franklin Stove
Alexander the Great - Alexandria

There is a thorough list of eponyms on Wikipedia.