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Thompson, Sir Benjamin, Count Rumford in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1753-1814), natural philosopher and philanthropist

David Knight

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195065480
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27255
Thompson, Sir Benjamin, Count Rumford in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1753-1814), natural philosopher and philanthropist

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Apprenticeships and a brief marriage | Military life | Improving the stove | London, Paris, and final years | Rumford's place in the history of science

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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