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Kater, Henrylocked

(1777–1835)
  • Julian Holland

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Kater, Henry (1777–1835), geodesist and metrologist, was born on 16 April 1777 in Bristol, the son of Henry Kater (d. 1795), a sugar baker of German descent, and his wife, Anne Collins. Intended for a legal career by his father, Kater was articled as a clerk in the office of the ...

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