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Rutherford, Ernest, Baron Rutherford of Nelsonlocked

(1871–1937)
  • Lawrence Badash

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Rutherford, Ernest, Baron Rutherford of Nelson (1871–1937), physicist, was born on 30 August 1871 between the settlements of Brightwater and Spring Grove, near Nelson, New Zealand, the fourth child and second son of the twelve children of James Rutherford (1838/9–1928), wheelwright, railroad tie-cutter, engineer, and farmer, and his wife, ...

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