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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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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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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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Bentham, Edward (1707–1776), university professor

Nigel Aston.

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; Education. 1257 words.

Bentham, Edward (1707–1776), university professor, fifth son of the Revd Samuel Bentham (c.1681–1733), a minor canon of Ely, and his wife, Philippa Willen (c.1681–1747), was born in the...

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Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator

A. D. Morrison-Low.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 5194 words.

Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator, was born on 11 December 1781 in a house in the Canongate, Jedburgh, second son and third of the six children...

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Bryan, Margaret (fl. 1795–1816), educator and writer on natural philosophy

Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 814 words.

Bryan, Margaret (fl. 1795–1816), educator and writer on natural philosophy, was a noted early example of a woman teaching natural science to other women. Little is known about her life;...

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Burnet, Thomas (c. 1635–1715), natural philosopher and headmaster

Scott Mandelbrote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 3320 words.

Burnet, Thomas (c. 1635–1715), natural philosopher and headmaster, was born at Croft in Yorkshire, the son of John Burnet, and educated at the free school of Northallerton under Thomas...

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Chase, Pliny Earle

John Huss.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Physics; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1350 words.

Chase, Pliny Earle (18 August 1820–17 December 1886), educator, natural philosopher, and physicist, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Anthony Chase, an insurance company...

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Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture

Sebastian Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Education. 817 words.

Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture, was probably born in Belford in Northumberland, though his origins are obscure. He spent the early...

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Copland, Patrick (1748–1822), natural philosopher and university teacher

John S. Reid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Education. 1224 words.

Copland, Patrick (1748–1822), natural philosopher and university teacher, was born early in 1748 in the parish of Fintray, Aberdeenshire, and baptized there on 22 March 1748. He was the...

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