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Chibnall, Albert Charles (1894–1988), biochemist and historian, was born on 28 January 1894 in Hammersmith, London, the second of three sons and third of six children (two subsequent daughters died in infancy) of George William Chibnall, baker, and his wife, Kate, daughter of ...

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Hooper, Maxwell Dorien [Max] (1934–2017), biologist and historian, was born on 20 November 1934 at 12 Maple Road, Leytonstone, London, the son of Maxwell Hugh Hooper (1908–1981), an RAF pilot then stationed at Biggin Hill, Kent, later a civil servant, and his wife, ...

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(Noël) Joseph Terence Montgomery Needham (1900–1995) by Ramsey & Muspratt, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Needham, (Noël) Joseph Terence Montgomery (1900–1995), biochemist and historian, was born on 9 December 1900 at 2 Westbury Gardens, Loats Road, Clapham, London, the only child of Joseph Needham (1853–1920), physician and anaesthesiologist, and his second wife, Alicia Adelaide, née Montgomery (1863–1945). Born in the last months of the Victorian era, he became one of twentieth-century ...

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Ure, David (bap. 1749, d. 1798), naturalist and local historian, was born in Glasgow and baptized there on 30 March 1749. He was the eldest of nine children of Patrick Ure (also known as Peter Urie; b. c.1720, d. after 1783), weaver, and his wife, ...