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Fownes, George

Frank A. J. L. James

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Fownes, George (1815–1849), chemist, was born on 14 May 1815, the eldest son of John Fownes (d. 1854), glover of Coventry Street, London. Following education at Enfield and at Bourbourg near Gravelines, France, he was apprenticed to his father until 1837. However, his interests were scientific and during the early 1830s he joined the ...

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Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry

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