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Brattle, Thomas

Rick Kennedy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1244 words.

Brattle, Thomas (20 June 1658–18 May 1713), astronomer and architect, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas Brattle, a merchant, and Elizabeth Tyng. The oldest son in one of...

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Davidson, George

Donald E. Osterbrock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1205 words.

Davidson, George (09 May 1825–02 December 1911), surveyor, geodesist, and astronomer, was born in Nottingham, England, the son of Thomas Davidson, and Janet Drummond. His family emigrated...

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Dixon, Jeremiah

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 3 words.

See Mason, Charles

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Ellicott, Andrew

Silvio A. Bedini.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics. 1293 words.

Ellicott, Andrew (24 January 1754–20 August 1820), mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor, was born in Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Ellicott, a millwright and...

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Mason, Charles

Edwin Danson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2103 words.

Mason, Charles ( April 1728–25 October 1786), and Jeremiah Dixon (27 July 1733–22 January 1779), British astronomers and surveyors, were responsible for establishing the Mason-Dixon Line....

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Penrose, Francis Cranmer

Paul Waterhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Architecture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2321 words.

Penrose, Francis Cranmer (1817–1903), architect, classical archaeologist, and astronomer, was born on 29 October 1817 at Bracebridge, near Lincoln, the youngest son of the Revd John Penrose...

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Taylor, Harold McCarter

Greg Waite.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Architecture; Physics. 1223 words.

Taylor, Harold McCarter (1907–1995), physicist and architectural historian, was born on 13 May 1907 in Dunedin, New Zealand, the younger son of James Taylor (1873–1958), merchant, and his...

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Wing, Vincent

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Mysticism; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2665 words.

Wing, Vincent (1619–1668), astronomer, astrologer, and land surveyor, was born on 9 April 1619 at North Luffenham, Rutland, the son of Vincent Wing (1587–1660) of North Luffenham. The...

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Wren, Sir Christopher

Kerry Downes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Architecture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 14617 words.

Wren, Sir Christopher (1632–1723), architect, mathematician, and astronomer, was born at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 20 October 1632, the only surviving son of Christopher Wren DD...

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Wright, Thomas

David Knight.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Landscape Art and Architecture; Architecture. 1230 words.

Wright, Thomas (1711–1786), astronomer and landscape gardener, was born on 22 September 1711 at Pegg's Poole House, Byers Green, co. Durham, the third son of John and Margaret Wright. His...

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