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Congreve, Sir William, second baronet (1772-1828), rocket designer

Roger Stearn

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/6070

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Congreve, Sir William, second baronet (1772-1828), rocket designer, was born on 20 May 1772, perhaps at Homerton, Hackney, Middlesex (where he was baptized), the eldest son of Captain-Lieutenant (later Lieutenant-General Sir) William Congreve, first baronet (1743-1814), Royal Artillery, and his first wife, Rebecca, daughter of Fleet Elmstone RN. The younger ...

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