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Howard, Luke (1772-1864), manufacturing chemist and meteorologist

Jim M. C. Burton

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/13928

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Howard, Luke (1772-1864), manufacturing chemist and meteorologist, was born on 28 November 1772 in London, one of the several children of Robert Howard (1738-1812) and his wife, Elizabeth Leatham (1742-1816) of Pontefract. His father was a wealthy tin plate manufacturer and the chief agent for introducing the Argand lamp into ...

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