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Marrat, William (1772–1852), topographer and teacher of mathematics, was born on 6 April 1772 at Sibsey, Lincolnshire, the son of John and Jane Marrat. Self-taught, he acquired a broad knowledge of literature and science, as well as French and German, and his writing on mechanics demonstrates a familiarity with continental mathematics....

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Taylor, Eva Germaine Rimington (1879–1966), geographer and historian of science, was born at Southwood Lane, Highgate, Middlesex, on 22 June 1879, the third child and second daughter of Charles Richard Taylor, a solicitor, and his first wife, Emily Jane Nelson. Her mother ran away when ...