Reference Entry

Aikin, John (1747-1822), physician and writer

Marilyn Brooks

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Aikin, John (1747-1822), physician and writer, was born on 15 January 1747 at Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, the younger child and only son of John Aikin (1713-1780), theologian, and his wife, Jane Jennings (1714-1785). He had an elder sister, who, under her married name of Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743-1825), was to ...

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