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Forster, Benjamin Meggot

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Mycology and Fungi; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 317 words.

Forster, Benjamin Meggot (1764–1829), mycologist and inventor of scientific instruments, was born in Walbrook, London, on 16 January 1764, the second son of Edward Forster the elder...

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