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Knight, Gowinlocked

(bap. 1713, d. 1772)
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Knight, Gowin (bap. 1713, d. 1772), physician and inventor of geomagnetic instruments, was baptized at Corringham, Lincolnshire, on 10 September 1713, the son of the local vicar Robert Knight and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1724 the family moved to Leeds, where Knight was educated at the grammar school. In 1731 and 1735 he won scholarships to ...

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