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Gilbert [formerly Giddy], Davies (1767-1839), scientific administrator and applied mathematician

David P. Miller

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10686

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Gilbert [formerly Giddy], Davies (1767-1839), scientific administrator and applied mathematician, was born on 6 March 1767 at St Erth, Cornwall, as Davies Giddy, the son of Edward Giddy (1734-1814), curate, and Catherine (1728-1803), daughter and heir of John Davies of Tredrea, St Erth. He was educated at Penzance grammar school, ...

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