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Adam Sedgwick

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Earth Sciences and Geography.

(1785–1873)

Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge, where he modernized the teaching of geology. He is best known for unravelling the stratigraphy of North Wales (the...

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Allin, John (1623–1683), nonconformist minister and alchemist

Donna Bilak.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology. 1634 words.

Allin, John (1623–1683), nonconformist minister and alchemist, was born on 13 October 1623 in Wrentham, Suffolk, the son of the Revd John Allen, or Allin (c. 1596–1671), and his first wife,...

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Anderson, Adam (1780–1846), natural philosopher and engineer

Kenneth J. Cameron.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Engineering (General). 867 words.

Anderson, Adam (1780–1846), natural philosopher and engineer, was born on 29 June 1780 in Tulliallan parish, Perthshire, third son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Andrew...

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Anderson, John (1726–1796), natural philosopher

Paul Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1040 words.

Anderson, John (1726–1796), natural philosopher, was born on 26 September 1726 in the parish of Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, the eldest child of the three sons and one daughter of James...

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Aspall, Geoffrey of (d. 1287), administrator and natural philosopher

R. James Long.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1062 words.

Aspall, Geoffrey of (d. 1287), administrator and natural philosopher, took his name from Aspall in Suffolk; his father was a landowner in that county who married a member of the wealthy...

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Baker, Henry (1698–1774), natural philosopher and teacher of deaf people

G. L'E. Turner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1431 words.

Baker, Henry (1698–1774), natural philosopher and teacher of deaf people, was born on 8 May 1698 in Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London, to William Baker, a clerk in chancery, and his...

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Barlow, William (1544–1625), Church of England clergyman and natural philosopher

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1091 words.

Barlow, William (1544–1625), Church of England clergyman and natural philosopher, was one of two sons and five daughters born to William Barlow (d. 1568), then bishop of St David's, and his...

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Baxter, Andrew (1686/7–1750), natural philosopher and metaphysician

Paul Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Earth Sciences and Geography. 1092 words.

Baxter, Andrew (1686/7–1750), natural philosopher and metaphysician, was born at Old Aberdeen, the son of a merchant and his wife, Elizabeth Frazer. Baxter studied at King's College,...

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Beale, John (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy

Patrick Woodland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 2588 words.

Beale, John (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy, was baptized at Yarkhill, Herefordshire, on 17 April 1608, the sixth and...

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Beaumont, John (c. 1640–1731), natural philosopher and collector of geological specimens

Scott Mandelbrote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1359 words.

Beaumont, John (c. 1640–1731), natural philosopher and collector of geological specimens, spent most of his life at Ston Easton, Somerset, where he practised medicine. He befriended the...

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