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Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008)  

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917–2008) by unknown photographer, 1968 Everett Collection / Rex Features

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Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008), science and science fiction writer  

Andy Sawyer

Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008), science and science fiction writer, was born on 16 December 1917 at 4 Blenheim Terrace, Minehead, Somerset, the eldest of the four children of Charles Wright Clarke (1888–1931) and his wife, (Mary) Nora Jessie, née Willis (1892–1980). His father was a ...

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Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977), civil engineer and historian  

A. P. Woolrich

Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977), civil engineer and historian, was born at 23 London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, on 10 August 1889, the son of John Miller Hamilton, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Ellen Josephine Baines. The family moved to Darlington where Hamilton attended ...

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Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) by John Collier, 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist  

Adrian Desmond

Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist, was born on 4 May 1825 in Ealing, the youngest of the six surviving children of George Huxley (1780–1853) and Rachel Withers (1785–1852); an elder sister and younger brother died in infancy. His mother was born in ...

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Lakatos, Imre [formerly Imré Lipsitz] (1922–1974), philosopher of mathematics and of science  

John Worrall

Lakatos, Imre [formerly Imré Lipsitz] (1922–1974), philosopher of mathematics and of science, was born Imré Lipsitz on 9 November 1922 in Debrecen, Hungary, the only child of Jacob Márton Lipsitz, a wine merchant, and Márgit Herczfeld, both Hungarian Jews. His father left the family home shortly after ...

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Proctor, Richard Anthony (1837–1888), astronomer and science writer  

Roger Hutchins

Proctor, Richard Anthony (1837–1888), astronomer and science writer, was born on 23 March 1837 in Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London, the youngest of two sons and two daughters of William Proctor (d. 1850), a successful solicitor, and his wife, Mary (d. c...