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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Allman, George James (1812–1898), naturalist

A. F. Pollard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History. 755 words.

Allman, George James (1812–1898), naturalist, was born in February 1812 in Cork, the eldest son of James Allman of Bandon, co. Cork. He was educated at the Belfast Academical Institution...

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Gardner, George (1812–1849), botanist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 641 words.

Gardner, George (1812–1849), botanist, was born in Glasgow in May 1812. He studied medicine at Glasgow University and gained his MD in 1835. After graduation he decided to undertake...

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Jones, William Bence (1812–1882), agriculturist

D. L. Thomas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 643 words.

Jones, William Bence (1812–1882), agriculturist, was born on 5 October 1812, at Beccles, Suffolk, the eldest son of William Jones (1776–1843) of Beccles, a lieutenant-colonel of the 5th...

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Wilson, John (1812–1888), agriculturist

Ernest Clarke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 644 words.

Wilson, John (1812–1888), agriculturist, was born in London in November 1812, the son of John Wilson and his wife, Matilda. He was educated at University College, London, and afterwards...

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Hoskyns, Chandos Wren (1812–1876), agriculturist

Nicholas Goddard.

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September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 694 words.

Hoskyns, Chandos Wren (1812–1876), agriculturist, was born on 15 February 1812 in Herefordshire, the second son of Sir Hungerford Hoskyns, seventh baronet (1776–1862), of Harewood and...

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Maxwell, John Hall (1812–1866), agriculturist

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 389 words.

Maxwell, John Hall (1812–1866), agriculturist, eldest son of William Maxwell of Dargavel, Renfrewshire (d. 1847), and Mary, eldest daughter of John Campbell of Possil, near Glasgow, was...

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Prestwich, Sir Joseph (1812–1896), geologist

John C. Thackray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere. 1867 words.

Prestwich, Sir Joseph (1812–1896), geologist, was born on 12 March 1812 at Pensbury, Clapham, the eldest surviving son of Joseph Prestwich, a wine merchant descended from a long line of...

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Murray, Andrew Dickson (1812–1878), naturalist

J. F. M. Clark.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History. 1567 words.

Murray, Andrew Dickson (1812–1878), naturalist, was born on 19 February 1812 in Edinburgh, the eldest son of William Murray (1793–1848) of Conland, Perthshire, and his wife, Mary Thomson (dnull...

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Kemp, John (1763–1812), mathematician

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics. 197 words.

Kemp, John (1763–1812), mathematician, was born at Auchlossen, Aberdeenshire, on 10 April 1763, the son of John Kemp. In 1779 he matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, where he won a...

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Dickie, George (bap. 1812, d. 1882), botanist

B. D. Jackson.

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September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany. 778 words.

Dickie, George (bap. 1812, d. 1882), botanist, was baptized at Old Machar, Aberdeen on 23 November 1812, the son of John Dickie, purser in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Isabella Fowler....

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Barlow, William Henry (1812–1902), civil engineer

Mike Chrimes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1465 words.

Barlow, William Henry (1812–1902), civil engineer, was born on 10 May 1812 at Woolwich, London, the younger son of Peter Barlow (1776–1862), mathematician and physicist, of the Royal...

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Newall, Robert Stirling (1812–1889), engineer and astronomer

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Engineering (General). 1009 words.

Newall, Robert Stirling (1812–1889), engineer and astronomer, was born at Dundee on 27 May 1812, the son of Walter Newall, merchant, and his wife, Janet Hair. He started work in a...

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Bateman, James (1812–1897), horticulturist and botanist

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 601 words.

Bateman, James (1812–1897), horticulturist and botanist, was born on 18 July 1812 at Redivals, near Bury in Lancashire, the only child of John Bateman (1782–1858), banker, ironfounder, and...

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Pengelly, William (1812–1894), geologist and archaeologist

Michael J. Bishop.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1117 words.

Pengelly, William (1812–1894), geologist and archaeologist, was born on 12 January 1812 at East Looe, Cornwall, the first of ten children of Richard Pengelly (1787–1861), mariner, and his...

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Kippist, Richard (1812–1882), librarian and botanist

Margot Walker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Botany. 363 words.

Kippist, Richard (1812–1882), librarian and botanist, was born on 11 June 1812 in Stoke Newington, Middlesex. Nothing is known of his parents or his early education, but it seems that he...

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Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 939 words.

Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist, was born at Kelloe in the parish of Edrom, Berwickshire, on 16 September 1812, the son of Thomas Fortune, hedger, and his wife, Agnes, n...

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Binney, Edward William (1812–1881), geologist and philanthropist

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1268 words.

Binney, Edward William (1812–1881), geologist and philanthropist, was born on 7 December 1812 at Morton Hall, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the youngest of the seven sons and two...

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Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 530 words.

Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer, son of a master in the merchant service, was born at Maryport, Cumberland, in October 1812. He was apprenticed to Mr Porter, a...

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Berry, Henry (1719/20–1812), civil engineer

K. R. Fairclough.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 909 words.

Berry, Henry (1719/20–1812), civil engineer, was probably born at the village of Parr, near St Helens in Lancashire, and is thought to have spent his childhood there. No record of his birth...

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Batt, William (1744–1812), physician and chemist

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 327 words.

Batt, William (1744–1812), physician and chemist, was born at Collingbourne, Wiltshire, on 18 June 1744, and is said to have been a student at Oxford University. He then studied medicine in...

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