Reference Entry

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


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

Reference Entry.  2634 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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