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Aikin, Arthur (1773-1854), natural scientist and author

Hugh Torrens

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/226
Aikin, Arthur (1773-1854), natural scientist and author


Aikin, Arthur (1773-1854), natural scientist and author, was born on 19 May 1773 at Warrington, Lancashire, the eldest son of John Aikin (1747-1822) and his wife, Martha (c.1746-1830), daughter of Arthur Jennings of Cheapside, London. His brothers were Charles Rochemont Aikin and Edmund Aikin; Lucy Aikin was his sister. He ...

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