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...Ferguson, James James Ferguson was born near Rothiemay, Banffshire (Scotland), and died in London. An astronomer and sometime portrait painter, he came from a humble background but was lucky enough to secure a number of patrons; George III...
...Oliver, Peter Oliver, Daniel Hutchinson, Governor Thomas Eliot, Jared Essays upon Field-Husbandry in New England Clark, Mary Belcher, Jonathan Belcher, Elizabeth A notable jurist and scientist by training, Andrew Oliver's life spanned...
...Ismaël Boulliau was born in Loudun in the Poitou on 28 September 1605, and died in Paris on 25 November 1694. An early Copernican, Keplerian and defender of Galileo, Boulliau was the most noted astronomer of his generation, a pivotal figure...
...Rooke, Laurence Laurence Rooke was born in Deptford on 13 March 1622 and died in London on 27 June 1662. The eldest son of George Rooke of Monkshorton, Kent, he entered Eton College in 1639, and in June of the following year was admitted...
...Jacques Du Chevreul (also known by the name of Chevreuil, Du Chevreuil, and by the Latin form Capreolus) was born in 1595 and died in 1649 after many years spent teaching philosophy and mathematics at the Collège d’Harcourt, one of the main...
...Bologna Studio of Cassini, Giovanni Domenico Nice Paris Perinaldo Ventimiglia Giovanni Domenico Cassini, known in France as Jean-Dominique Cassini, was born in 1625, in Perinaldo near Ventimiglia and Nice. He died in Paris, in September...
...Morin, Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Morin was born on 23 February 1583 in Villefranche-en-Beaujolais and died in Paris on 6 November 1656. His early years were not easy. Though his was a solidly bourgeois family, there was little money...
...Peter Kolb was born in Dörflas (Marktredwitz) on 10 October 1675 and died in Neustadt/Aisch on 31 December 1726. After receiving his primary education at schools in Marktredwitz and Wundsiedel, in 1694 he enrolled at the St Lorenz Gymnasium...
...James Bowdoin, Bowdoin, James II scion of a rich Boston merchant of Huguenot origins, is much better remembered as a Patriot of the American Revolution than as a capable scientist and patron of the arts. After a classical grammar school...
...Characterized by his contemporaries as the “American Newton,” David Rittenhouse was one of the great polymaths of the eighteenth century and a lodestar of the American Enlightenment. Originally an instrument maker by trade, Rittenhouse...