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

Eleanor Putnam 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...

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