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Lappert, Michael Franz (1928–2014), inorganic chemist, was born on 31 December 1928 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the younger son of Julius Lappert (1895–1943) and his wife, Kornelie (Nelly), née Beran (1897–1943), whose father, Samuel, and uncle Alois had expanded the successful textile business founded by their father, ...

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George Wilson (1818–1859) by Thomas Rodger © National Portrait Gallery, London

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P. J. Hartog

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Wilson, George (1818–1859), chemist and museum director, the son of Archibald Wilson (1784–1843), a wine merchant from Argyll, and his wife, Janet Aitken, was born at Edinburgh on 21 February 1818 with a twin brother, John, who died in 1836. His elder brother, ...