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Danckwerts, Peter Victorlocked



Danckwerts, Peter Victor (1916–1984), chemical engineer, was born on 14 October 1916 at Emsworth, Hampshire, the eldest of five children (three sons and two daughters) of Rear-Admiral Victor Hilary Danckwerts (d. 1943), CMG, and his wife, Joyce Middleton. He came from a family with distinguished naval and legal experience; one of his grandfathers was a highly successful QC and an uncle became a lord justice of appeal. Nevertheless, his own inclination was towards chemistry, and as a boy he constructed his own laboratory in an attic at his home. He was educated at ...

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