William Allen

(1770—1843) philanthropist and scientist

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(1770–1843), scientist and philanthropist. Born into a Quaker family of manufacturers, Allen trained as a chemist, ran a laboratory, and lectured at Guy's Hospital from 1808, when he became increasingly involved in philanthropic projects.


From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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