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Fowler, Sir Henry (1870–1938), mechanical engineer and metallurgist, was born in Port Street, Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire, on 29 July 1870, the eldest son of Henry Fowler, cabinet-maker, upholsterer, and house agent, and his wife, Mary Hughes. He was educated at Evesham grammar school...

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Morrison, Sir (William) Murray (1873–1948), metallurgist and electrical engineer, was born on 7 October 1873 at Birchwood, Lower Drummond, Inverness, the younger child of William Morrison (b. 1841/1844), wood merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Marjory, daughter of Charles Innes, solicitor. Educated at ...

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Phillips, John Arthur (1822–1887), mining engineer and metallurgist, was born on 18 February 1822 at Polgooth, near St Austell, Cornwall, the son of John Phillips (1793–1851), mineral agent, and his wife, Prudence Gavid (b. 1795). He was educated at a private school at ...

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Schütz, Christopher [known as Jonah, Jonas] (1521–1592), metallurgist and furnace engineer, was born in Annaberg, Saxony, the son of Christoph Schütz (b. 1505) of Chemnitz and an unknown mother. Having learned his craft in the Lutheran mining communities of the Erzgebirge...

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Siemens, Sir (Charles) William [formerly Karl Wilhelm] (1823–1883), electrical engineer and metallurgist, was born at Lenthe, Hanover, the fourth son of Christian Ferdinand Siemens (1787–1840) and his wife, Eleonore, née Deichmann. To avoid confusion with his younger brother Karl Heinrich, he was known as ...

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Sir (Charles) William Siemens (1823–1883) by Rudolph Lehmann, 1882 © National Portrait Gallery, London