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Bourdillon, Thomas Duncan (1924–1956), mountaineer and physicist

Audrey Salkeld.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Physics. 782 words.

Bourdillon, Thomas Duncan (1924–1956), mountaineer and physicist, was born at 24 Norland Square, North Kensington, London, on 16 March 1924, the elder son of Robert Benedict Bourdillon...

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Coolidge, Albert Sprague

Paul Haake.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Physics. 1275 words.

Coolidge, Albert Sprague (23 January 1894–31 August 1977), chemical physicist, political activist, and civil libertarian, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frederic Shurtleff...

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Harriot, Thomas

David B. Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Cartography; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1096 words.

Harriot, Thomas (1560–02 July 1621), scientist, linguist, and author of the first English book on North America, was born in Oxford (city or county), England; his parentage is unknown. As...

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McClean, Frank (1837–1904), astronomer and educational benefactor

H. P. Hollis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1181 words.

McClean, Frank (1837–1904), astronomer and educational benefactor, was born at Glasgow on 13 November 1837, the only son of the six children of John Robinson McClean MP FRS FRAS...

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Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor

E. A. Milne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1881 words.

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor, was born at Ferndene, near Gateshead, on 21 June 1857, the youngest of six children of Robert Stirling Newall...

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Sykes, John Bradbury (1929–1993), physicist, lexicographer, and crossword solver

R. W. Burchfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Physics. 904 words.

Sykes, John Bradbury (1929–1993), physicist, lexicographer, and crossword solver, was born in Folkestone, Kent, on 26 January 1929, the only child of Stanley William Sykes, a borough...

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Thompson, Benjamin

Phillip Drennon Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Physics. 2446 words.

Thompson, Benjamin (26 March 1753–21 August 1814), physicist and social reformer, known as Count Rumford, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Thompson and Ruth Simonds,...

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Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer

W. H. Brock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Physics. 4705 words.

Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer, was born on 2 August 1820 at Leighlinbridge, co. Carlow, Ireland, the son of John Tyndall (1792–1847), shoemaker, constable, and...

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