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date: 16 April 2021

Desaguliers, John Theophiluslocked

(1683–1744)
  • Patricia Fara

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Desaguliers, John Theophilus (1683–1744), natural philosopher and engineer, was born on 12 March 1683 at La Rochelle, France, the only surviving child of Jean Desaguliers (1644–1699), minister and schoolmaster, and Marguerite Thomas la Chapelle (c.1640–1722). His parents were French Huguenots who emigrated separately; ...

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