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Tyndall, Johnlocked

  • W. H. Brock


Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer, was born on 2 August 1820 at Leighlinbridge, co. Carlow, Ireland, the son of John Tyndall (1792–1847), shoemaker, constable, and Orangeman, and his wife, Sarah Macassey (d. 1867), daughter of a farmer from Ballinabranna whose maternal ancestors were Quakers....

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