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Forster, Benjamin Meggotlocked

  • G. S. Boulger
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Forster, Benjamin Meggot (1764–1829), mycologist and inventor of scientific instruments, was born in Walbrook, London, on 16 January 1764, the second son of Edward Forster the elder (1730–1812) and his wife, Susanna Furney (d. 1823). His brothers were Thomas Furly Forster (1761–1825)...

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