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Dalton, John (1766–1844), chemist and natural philosopher, was born (by his own account) on 6 September 1766 at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland, second of the four children and second son of Joseph Dalton, a weaver, and Deborah Greenup. His parents had married in 1755; both were members of the ...

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Lonsdale [née Yardley], Dame Kathleen (1903–1971), crystallographer and pacifist, was born Kathleen Yardley in Newbridge, Ireland, on 28 January 1903, the youngest child of Harry Frederick Yardley (d. 1923), the local postmaster, and his wife, Jessie Cameron. In 1908 Kathleen's mother, who had been brought up in ...

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Miller, William Allen (1817–1870), chemist, was born on 17 December 1817 at Ipswich, the eldest son in the family of three sons and three daughters of William Miller (1788–1861) and his wife, Frances (Fanny) Bowyer, née Vaux (1785–1854). William Miller was employed in the firm of ...

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Phillips, Richard (1778–1851), chemist, was born on 21 November 1778, in George Yard, Lombard Street, London, the fifth of at least eleven children of James Phillips (1745–1799), printer and bookseller, and his wife, Mary (c.1746–1808), daughter of the London linen draper ...