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Goddard, Jonathan (bap. 1617, d. 1675), physician, chemist, and anatomist, was baptized at St Mary, Chatham, Kent, on 2 February 1617, the son of Henry Goddard, a wealthy Deptford shipbuilder. Goddard entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, as a commoner in 1632 and for four years '...

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Harley, George (1829–1896), physician and physiological chemist, was born on 12 February 1829 at Harley House, Haddington, East Lothian, the only son of George Barclay Harley (1766–1832), a landowner, and his wife, Margaret, née Macbeath (1788/9–1845). His father was sixty-three at the time of his birth, and his mother was forty. After his father's death he was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother. He received his early education at the ...

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John Mayow (bap. 1641, d. 1679) by William Faithorne the elder, pubd 1674 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mayow [Mayer, Mayo], John (bap. 1641, d. 1679), physiologist and chemist, was born in the manor house of Brae, in the parish of Morval, near Looe, Cornwall, and baptized at Morval on 21 December 1641, the second son and third child of Phillip Mayow...

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Wollaston, William Hyde (1766–1828), chemist, physicist, and physiologist, was born on 6 August 1766 at East Dereham vicarage, Norfolk, the third child of the seven sons and ten daughters of Francis Wollaston (1731–1815), vicar at East Dereham, and his wife, Althea (1739–1798), fifth daughter of ...