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Cayley, Sir George, sixth baronet (1773-1857), aeronautical designer

John A. Bagley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37271
Cayley, Sir George, sixth baronet (1773-1857), aeronautical designer

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Cayley, Sir George, sixth baronet (1773-1857), aeronautical designer, was born on 27 December 1773 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, the only son of Sir Thomas Cayley (1732-1792), and his wife, Isabella Seton (d. 1828); there were also four daughters. After brief schooling in York he was educated privately by George Walker FRS ...

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