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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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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.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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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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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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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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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Coventry, John (1735–1812), maker of scientific instruments

Gloria Clifton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 736 words.

Coventry, John (1735–1812), maker of scientific instruments, was born on 2 April 1735 in the parish of Christ Church, Southwark, Surrey, the son of John and Mary Coventry. He married his...

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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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Dancer, John Benjamin (1812–1887), maker of scientific instruments

Ronald M. Birse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 826 words.

Dancer, John Benjamin (1812–1887), maker of scientific instruments, was born on 12 October 1812 at 52 Great Sutton Street, London, the son of Josiah and Anna Maria Dancer. Josiah Dancer...

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Fisken, William (1812–1883), Free Church of Scotland minister and inventor

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 526 words.

Fisken, William (1812–1883), Free Church of Scotland minister and inventor, was born on Gelleyburn Farm, near Crieff, Perthshire, on 16 September 1812, the son of Thomas Fisken, a farmer,...

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Benson, Sir John (1812–1874), architect and civil engineer

G. V. Benson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Architecture. 433 words.

Benson, Sir John (1812–1874), architect and civil engineer, was born at Collooney, co. Sligo, the only son of John Benson. He attended the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architectural...

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Walker, Charles Vincent (1812–1882), technical editor and electrical engineer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; History of Science and Technology. 557 words.

Walker, Charles Vincent (1812–1882), technical editor and electrical engineer, was born on 20 March 1812 in Marylebone, Middlesex, the son of Vincent Walker and his wife Ann, née Blake....

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Dunbar, Sir William, seventh baronet (1812–1889), railway director and politician

John MacQueen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 625 words.

Dunbar, Sir William, seventh baronet (1812–1889), railway director and politician, was born on 2 March 1812, the eldest of the eight children of James Dunbar (1778–1840) and his wife, Anna...

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Macmillan, Kirkpatrick (bap. 1812, d. 1878), inventor of the pedal bicycle

Ronald M. Birse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 514 words.

Macmillan, Kirkpatrick (bap. 1812, d. 1878), inventor of the pedal bicycle, was born in the parish of Keir near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, and baptized on 18 September 1812. He was the fifth...

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Clasper, Henry [Harry] (1812–1870), oarsman and boat builder

Eric Halladay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 753 words.

Clasper, Henry [Harry] (1812–1870), oarsman and boat builder, was born at Dunston, near Newcastle upon Tyne, on 5 July 1812, the son of Robert and Jane Clasper. He married his cousin...

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Smith, George Samuel Fereday (1812–1891), industrialist and canal manager

Gerald Crompton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 864 words.

Smith, George Samuel Fereday (1812–1891), industrialist and canal manager, was born on 7 May 1812, at Tipton, Staffordshire, the elder son of the ironmaster Richard Smith (d. 1868), and his...

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Casella, Louis Pascal [formerly Luigi Pasquale] (1812–1897), maker of scientific instruments

Mari E. W. Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1194 words.

Casella, Louis Pascal [formerly Luigi Pasquale] (1812–1897), maker of scientific instruments, was born Luigi Pasquale Casella on 29 February 1812 in Edinburgh, the son of Pasquale Casella,...

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Gordon [née Maxwell], Jane, duchess of Gordon (1748/9–1812), political hostess and agricultural reformer

Christine Lodge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; UK Politics. 1651 words.

Gordon [née Maxwell], Jane, duchess of Gordon (1748/9–1812), political hostess and agricultural reformer, was born at Hyndford's Close, Edinburgh, the third of the four children of Sir...

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