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...George III, King George William Frederick was born in London on 4 June 1738 and died in Windsor on 29 January 1820. His father Frederick, Prince of Wales, died in 1751 and George thus became next in line to his grandfather, George II...
...James Rennell was born in Chudleigh on 3 December 1742 and died on 29 March 1830 in London. He was put in the care of a guardian, the Revd Gilbert Burrington, at an early age following the death of his father in action and subsequent...
...Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Richard Lovell Edgeworth was born in Bath and died in Edgeworthstown, County Longford on 17 June 1817. The seventh son of Richard Edgeworth, a landowner, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Corpus...
...Blair, Robert Robert Blair was born in Garvald in East Lothian and died, after a long illness, in Westlock, Berwickshire on 22 December 1828. The son of the minister of Garvald, Blair studied medicine at Edinburgh University; then joined...
...Copland, Patrick Patrick Copland was born in Fintray, Aberdeenshire and died in Aberdeen on 10 November 1822. The son of a Church of Scotland minister, he was awarded a minor bursary at Marischal College in Aberdeen in 1762, graduating...
...Herschel, Caroline Lucrezia Caroline Herschel was born in Hanover, Germany on 16 March 1750 and died peacefully in her sleep a few weeks before her ninety-eighth birthday on 19 January 1848. She was the fifth of the six surviving children...
...William Roxburgh was born in 1751 in the parish of Symington, Ayrshire, probably on 29 June (no contemporary record of his birth or parents has been traced), and died on 18 February 1815 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at Edinburgh...
...Robertson, Abraham Abraham (or Abram) Robertson was born in Duns, Borders on 4 November 1751 and died at the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford on 4 December 1826. His father, of the same name, was a poor man, but Robertson was able to obtain...
...Pigott, Edward Edward Pigott was the second son of astronomer Nathaniel Pigott (1725–1804) of Whitton, Middlesex and Anna Mathurine de Bériot of Javingue, Brussels. Although the year of Pigott's birth has been a matter of some uncertainty...
...Thomas Bewick was born at Cherryburn, a small farm near Mickley on the banks of the River Tyne, some 12 miles west of Newcastle on 12 August 1753. He died in Gateshead on 8 November 1828, aged seventy-five, and was buried in the graveyard...