Foster, Sir Michael (1836–1907), physiologist and politician, was born in Huntingdon on 8 March 1836, the eldest child of the three sons and seven daughters of Michael Foster (1810–1880) and his wife, Mercy Cooper. Foster was the descendant of a line of nonconformist farmers in ...
Terrie M. Romano
Maker: John Collier
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revised by Michael Bevan
Mellanby, Sir Edward (1884–1955), medical scientist and administrator, was born at West Hartlepool, co. Durham, on 8 April 1884, the youngest of the four sons and six children of John Mellanby, manager of the shipyard of the Furness-Withy Company, and his wife, Mary Isabella Lawson...
Maker: Dominick Tyler
Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist, was born Jósef Rotblat on 4 November 1908 in Warsaw, the eldest of five surviving children (two others died in infancy) of Zygmunt, otherwise Zelman, Rotblat, the owner of a haulage company specializing in the paper trade, and his wife, ...