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...Jean d’Espagnet, born in 1564, was a magistrate, a natural philosopher and an alchemist. He was the son of Arnaud d’Espagnet, a doctor in Saint-Émilion, and of Jeanne Mestadier. He was first a lawyer at the Parliament of Bordeaux (1590...
...Blagden, Charles Charles Blagden was born at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, on 17 April 1748, and died at the home of Claude-Louis Berthollet at Arcueil, on the outskirts of Paris, on 26 March 1820. His publications were mainly...
...Dom Jean-Albert Belin was born in Besançon. He took his vows in Faverney Abbey on 29 December 1629. After completing his theology studies he settled in the abbey at Cluny and then in the monasteries of La Charité-sur-Loire and Saint-Étienne...
...Davisson, William William Davisson, Davidson or Davissonne, was born in Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire in 1593 and died in Paris Paris in 1669. After studying in Aberdeen he arrived in Paris in 1617. He may have gone to Montpellier...
...Watt, James Keir, James James Keir was born in Edinburgh on 29 September 1735 and died at West Bromwich on 11 October 1820. He was educated in his native city, first at the Royal High School, and then in the medical school...
...Le Febvre, Nicaise Royal Society of London Nicaise Le Febvre was born in Sedan Sedan in around 1610 and died in London London in 1669. He trained as an apothecary with his father and took over the business after his father died. He...
...Atremont Amsterdam Aubert de Versé, Noël Frankfurt-am-Main Saint-Benoît Le Mans Olaus Borrichius (Conspectus Scriptorum Chemicorum, Copenhagen Copenhagen, 1697, p. 37, no. 57) states that a short work, which appeared in 1672 in Frankfurt...
...Percy, Henry, 9th Earl of Northumberland Henry Percy gained an honorary MA from the University of Oxford in 1604. He was Privy Councillor of James I from 1603 to 1605, when he was implicated in the Gunpowder Plot, arraigned in the Star...
...Hales, Stephen Stephen Hales was born on 17 September 1677 at Bekesbourne in Kent, to a family of the local nobility. He died on 4 January 1761 at Teddington, Middlesex. He entered Benet College (now Corpus Christi), Cambridge in June 1696....
...Shaw, Peter Peter Shaw was born at Lichfield and died at Wimbledon, near London, on 15 March 1763. A son of the Master of Lichfield Grammar School, he acquired a ready competence in Latin which he put to use by translating many Latin works...