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Birt, William Radclifflocked

(1804–1881)
  • Roger Hutchins

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Birt, William Radcliff (1804–1881), meteorologist and astronomer, was born on 15 July 1804 in Southwark, London, the son of William Birt and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth. Although without the advantages of birth, independent means, or known education, he made his way into the scientific community. He had a wife, ...

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