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Ronalds, Sir Francis (1788-1873), inventor and meteorologist

Lenore Symons

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/24057

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Ronalds, Sir Francis (1788-1873), inventor and meteorologist, was born on 21 February 1788, probably in London, the second of eleven children of Francis Ronalds (1761-1806), merchant, and his wife, Jane (1766-1852), daughter of William Field, merchant, and his wife, Ann Bailey. The Ronalds family came originally from Scotland, but had ...

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