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Lamont, Johann von [formerly John Lamont]locked

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Lamont, Johann von [formerly John Lamont] (1805–1879), astronomer and geophysicist, was born John Lamont on 13 December 1805 in Corriemulzie, near Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the only child of Robert Lamont, forester, and his second wife, Elspeth Ewan. In 1817, after his father's death ...

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