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Bentham, Georgelocked

  • P. F. Stevens


Bentham, George (1800–1884), botanist, was born in Stoke, near Plymouth, on 22 September 1800, the third of five children of Samuel Bentham (1757–1831) and Maria Sophia Fordyce (1765–1858). His parents were both active in intellectual circles. Samuel Bentham, a naval engineer and inventor, travelled widely on government service in ...

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