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Bishop, Georgelocked

(1785–1861)
  • A. M. Clerke
  • , revised by Joseph Gross

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Bishop, George (1785–1861), astronomer, was born on 21 August 1785 at Leicester. At the age of eighteen he entered a British wine-making business in London, and later became its proprietor. He expanded the business to the extent that the excise returns were said to exhibit half of all home-made wines as being of his manufacture. ...

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