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Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer

John Sweetman and Anita McConnell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/3448

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Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer, was born at Brisbane House, Largs, Ayrshire, on 23 July 1773, the eldest son of Thomas Brisbane (1720?–1812) and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Sir William Bruce of Stenhouse, Stirlingshire. Their second child, ...

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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