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Austen, Sir William Chandler Roberts- (1843–1902), metallurgist, was born at Kennington, Surrey, on 3 March 1843, the eldest son of George Roberts, of Welsh descent, who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company, and his wife, Maria Louisa, daughter of William Chandler MD of ...

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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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Hadfield, Sir Robert Abbott, baronet (1858–1940), metallurgist and steel maker, was born in the Vestry Hall, Hilltop, Attercliffe, near Sheffield, on 28 November 1858. He was the only son of Robert Hadfield (1832–1888) and his wife, Marianne Abbott, the daughter of an Oxfordshire...

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Johnson, Percival Norton (1792–1866), metallurgist, was born on 29 September 1792 at 6–7 Maiden Lane, in the City of London, the third of the ten children of John Johnson (1765–1831), assayer of ores and metals, and his wife, Mary (née Wight) (1766–1863)...

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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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Rothery, William Hume- (1899–1968), chemist and metallurgist, was born at The Pines, Worcester Park, Surrey, on 15 May 1899, the only son of Joseph Hume Hume-Rothery (b. 1866), a barrister and patents lawyer originally from Cheltenham, and his wife, Ellen Maria Carter...

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James Sadler (bap. 1753, d. 1828) by unknown artist, c. 1820 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist, was born in Oxford and baptized there on 27 February 1753. He was the elder son of James Sadler (1718–1791), cook and confectioner of (now 84) High Street, and his wife, Elizabeth (1718–1802), probably ...

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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...