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Dixon, Jeremiah (1733–1779), surveyor and astronomer

Derek Howse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 681 words.

Dixon, Jeremiah (1733–1779), surveyor and astronomer, was born in Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, on 27 July 1733, the fifth of the seven children of George Dixon, a well-to-do Quaker coalmine...

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Dunthorne, Richard (1711–1775), astronomer and surveyor

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 596 words.

Dunthorne, Richard (1711–1775), astronomer and surveyor, was born at Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, where his father was a gardener. His progress at the free grammar school in Ramsey caught the...

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Kronberger, Hans (1920–1970), physicist and nuclear reactor engineer

Penney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Nuclear Physics; Physics. 988 words.

Kronberger, Hans (1920–1970), physicist and nuclear reactor engineer, was born in Linz, Austria, on 28 July 1920, the younger child and only son of Norbert and Olga Kronberger. His parents...

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Rankine, (William John) Macquorn (1820–1872), civil engineer and physicist

Ben Marsden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Physics. 3748 words.

Rankine, (William John) Macquorn (1820–1872), civil engineer and physicist, was born in Edinburgh on 5 July 1820, the second son of David Rankine (d. 1870), rifle brigade lieutenant and...

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Twining, Alexander Catlin

Marc Rothenberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 799 words.

Twining, Alexander Catlin (05 July 1801–22 November 1884), civil engineer, astronomer, and inventor, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Stephen Twining, the treasurer of Yale...

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