in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Education; Classical Studies. 484 words.
Brandreth, Thomas Shaw (1788–1873), inventor and classical scholar, was born on 24 July 1788 in Cheshire, the son of the physician Joseph Brandreth (1746–1815). He attended Eton College and...