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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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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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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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Desaguliers, John Theophilus (1683–1744), natural philosopher and engineer

Patricia Fara.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Engineering (General). 3070 words.

Desaguliers, John Theophilus (1683–1744), natural philosopher and engineer, was born on 12 March 1683 at La Rochelle, France, the only surviving child of Jean Desaguliers (1644–1699),...

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Drysdale, Charles Vickery (1874–1961), electrical engineer and social philosopher

A. B. Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Education; Philosophy. 924 words.

Drysdale, Charles Vickery (1874–1961), electrical engineer and social philosopher, was born in Paris, France, on 8 July 1874, the eldest son of Charles Robert Drysdale (1828/9–1907) [see...

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Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher

Steven A. Walton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Agriculture and Farming. 852 words.

Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 7 March 1647 at Gordonstoun, in the parish of Drainie, Elgin, the first son and...

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Hauksbee, Francis (bap. 1660, d. 1713), natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker

Stephen Pumfrey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1741 words.

Hauksbee, Francis (bap. 1660, d. 1713), natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker, was baptized on 27 May 1660 in the parish of St Mary-at-the-Walls, Colchester, the fifth of five...

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Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher

Michael Hunter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Agriculture and Farming. 765 words.

Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 13 September 1630, the fourth son in the family of nine sons and three daughters of Henry Frederick Howard,...

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Millington, John (1779–1868), engineer and natural philosopher

Charlotte Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Engineering (General). 1133 words.

Millington, John (1779–1868), engineer and natural philosopher, was born on 11 May 1779 in Hammersmith, Middlesex, the third child of Thomas Charles Millington, attorney, and Ruth Hill....

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Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher

Simon Schaffer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1423 words.

Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher, was the son of Edward Nairne, and perhaps a native of Sandwich, Kent. In 1741 he was apprenticed to the London optical...

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