Reference Entry

Kater, Henry (1777-1835), geodesist and metrologist

Julian Holland

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Kater, Henry (1777-1835), geodesist and metrologist, was born on 16 April 1777 in Bristol, the son of Henry Kater (d. 1795), a sugar baker of German descent, and his wife, Anne Collins. Intended for a legal career by his father, Kater was articled as a clerk in the office of ...

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