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Adams, William Grylls (1836–1915), scientist and university teacher  

Graham I. Birley

Adams, William Grylls (1836–1915), scientist and university teacher, was born on 10 February 1836 at Lidcot, Laneast, Cornwall, the youngest son of the four sons and three daughters of Thomas Adams (1788–1859), small estate owner and farmer, and his wife, Tabitha Knill Grylls (1796–1866)...

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Blagden, Sir Charles (bap. 1748, d. 1820), physician and secretary of the Royal Society  

David Philip Miller

Blagden, Sir Charles (bap. 1748, d. 1820), physician and secretary of the Royal Society, was born at Wotton under Edge in Gloucestershire, where he was baptized on 19 April 1748, a younger son of John Blagden (1715–1750) and Elizabeth Phelps (1716–1784). His family was involved in various ways in the local textile industry. His early education is obscure but he studied medicine at the ...

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Bulkeley, Sir Richard, second baronet (1660–1710), scientist and author  

Warren Johnston

Bulkeley, Sir Richard, second baronet (1660–1710), scientist and author, was born on 17 August 1660 in Dublin, the first son of Sir Richard Bulkeley, first baronet (1634–1685), and his first wife, Catherine, née Bysse (d. 1662). He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in September 1676, graduating BA in 1680, and MA in 1682. ...

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Close, Maxwell Henry (1822–1903), geologist and man of science  

Gordon L. Herries Davies

Close, Maxwell Henry (1822–1903), geologist and man of science, born on 23 October 1822 at 7 Merrion Square East, Dublin, the eldest son among the eight sons and three daughters of Henry Samuel Close, later of Newtown Park House, co. Dublin, and his wife, ...

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Giffard, John Anthony Hardinge, third earl of Halsbury (1908–2000)  

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John Anthony Hardinge Giffard, third earl of Halsbury (1908–2000) by Lenare, 1955 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Giffard, John Anthony Hardinge [Tony], third earl of Halsbury (1908–2000), scientist and public servant  

David Neave

Giffard, John Anthony Hardinge [Tony], third earl of Halsbury (1908–2000), scientist and public servant, was born on 4 June 1908 at Ennismore Gardens, London. He was the only son and elder child of Hardinge Goulborn Giffard, second earl of Halsbury (1880–1943), barrister and recorder of ...

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Herschel, Sir William James, second baronet (1833–1917)  

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Sir William James Herschel, second baronet (1833–1917) by unknown photographer private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Herschel, Sir William James, second baronet (1833–1917), developer of fingerprinting and judge  

A. Spokes Symonds

revised by Katherine Prior

Herschel, Sir William James, second baronet (1833–1917), developer of fingerprinting and judge, was born on 9 January 1833, probably in Slough, the eldest child of the three sons and nine daughters of Sir John Herschel, first baronet (1792–1871), astronomer and chemist, and his wife, ...

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King, Samuel William (1821–1868), traveller and scientist  

W. A. J. Archbold

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

King, Samuel William (1821–1868), traveller and scientist, was born on 20 September 1821 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the eldest son of William Hutchinson King of Manchester, vicar of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and Eliza Sanders of Morton House, Lincolnshire. He was admitted to St Catharine's College, Cambridge...

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Macarthur, Sir William (1800–1882), pastoralist and scientist  

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McNaughton, Andrew George Latta (1887–1966)  

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Andrew George Latta McNaughton (1887–1966) by Yousuf Karsh Karsh / Camera Press, London

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McNaughton, Andrew George Latta (1887–1966), army officer, scientist, and public servant  

Peter Wright

revised by Roger T. Stearn

McNaughton, Andrew George Latta (1887–1966), army officer, scientist, and public servant, was born at Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada, on 25 February 1887, the elder son of Robert Duncan McNaughton of Moosomin, a prosperous storekeeper of Scottish highland descent, and his wife, Christina Mary Ann...

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Morgan, George Cadogan (1754–1798), dissenting minister and scientist  

D. O. Thomas

Morgan, George Cadogan (1754–1798), dissenting minister and scientist, was born at Bridgend in the county of Glamorgan. His father, William Morgan (1708–1772), was a surgeon and apothecary, practising at Bridgend; his mother, Sarah (1726–1803), was the daughter of Rice and Catherine Price of ...

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Norman, Sir Richard Oswald Chandler (1932–1993), chemist  

D. E. P. Hughes

Norman, Sir Richard Oswald Chandler (1932–1993), chemist, was born on 27 April 1932 in Norbury, London, the only child of Oswald George Norman (1890–1941), bank manager, and his wife, Violet Maud, née Chandler (1901–1981). He was educated at Durston House preparatory school in ...

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Norman, Sir Richard Oswald Chandler (1932–1993)  

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Sir Richard Oswald Chandler Norman (1932–1993) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Oldenburg, Henry [Heinrich] (c. 1619–1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society  

Marie Boas Hall

Oldenburg, Henry [Heinrich] (c. 1619–1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society, was born in the free city of Bremen, Germany, one of two children of Heinrich Oldenburg (d. 1634), a teacher at the Bremen Paedegogium and later a professor at ...

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Henry Oldenburg (c. 1619–1677) by Jan van Cleef, 1668 © Royal Society

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Perrin, Sir Michael Willcox (1905–1988), administrator and scientist  

Brian Cathcart

Perrin, Sir Michael Willcox (1905–1988), administrator and scientist, was born on 13 September 1905 in Victoria, British Columbia, the only son and elder child of William Willcox Perrin (1848–1934), Anglican bishop, and his wife, Isoline Harriet, daughter of James Bailey of Southampton. He moved to ...

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Prinsep, James (1799–1840), Indologist and scientist  

J. P. Losty

Prinsep, James (1799–1840), Indologist and scientist, was born on 20 August 1799 at 147 Leadenhall Street, London, the seventh son and tenth child of John Prinsep (1746–1830) [see under Prinsep, Henry Thoby (1792-1878)], merchant and MP, and his wife, Sophia Elizabeth Auriol (1760–1850)...

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Quekett, Edwin John (1808–1847), surgeon and microscopist  

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