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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848)

D. L. Dineley.

in The Oxford Companion to the Earth

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 281 words.

(1779–1848)

The Swede J. J. Berzelius, ‘the greatest chemist of his day’, made important contributions to the

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Horne, John (1848–1928), geologist

David Oldroyd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere. 883 words.

Horne, John (1848–1928), geologist, was born at Campsie, Stirlingshire, on 1 January 1848, the son of a farmer, James Horne, and his wife, Janet, née Braid. He attended Glasgow high school...

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Gerard, Patrick (1794–1848), geographer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 361 words.

Gerard, Patrick (1794–1848), geographer, was the son of Gilbert Gerard (1760–1815), theologian, and Helen Duncan; the grandson of Alexander Gerard (1728–1795); and the brother of Alexander...

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Streatfeild, Thomas (1777–1848), topographer and antiquary

Shirley Burgoyne Black.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 726 words.

Streatfeild, Thomas (1777–1848), topographer and antiquary, was born on 5 January 1777. He was the eldest son of Sandeforth Streatfeild (bap. 1750, d. 1809) of Long Ditton, Surrey...

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Ware, Samuel Hibbert- (1782–1848), antiquary and geologist

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 896 words.

Ware, Samuel Hibbert- (1782–1848), antiquary and geologist, eldest son of Samuel Hibbert, linen yarn merchant, of Manchester, and Sarah, daughter of Robert Ware of Dublin, was born in St...

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Robinson, William (1777–1848), topographer and legal writer

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 367 words.

Robinson, William (1777–1848), topographer and legal writer, the only son of William Robinson of Tottenham, practised for many years as a solicitor in Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn, London....

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Butterworth, Edwin (1812–1848), topographer and journalist

Alan G. Crosby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 565 words.

Butterworth, Edwin (1812–1848), topographer and journalist, was the tenth child of James Butterworth (1771–1837) and his wife, Hannah Boyton (or Royton; 1774–1836). He was born at Pitses,...

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Young, George (1777–1848), Presbyterian minister and geologist

William Joseph Sheils.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Geology and the Lithosphere. 713 words.

Young, George (1777–1848), Presbyterian minister and geologist, was born on 15 July 1777 at a small farmhouse called Croxiedean in the parish of Kirknewton and East Calder, Edinburghshire,...

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Goad, Charles Edward (1848–1910), cartographer and civil engineer

Gwyn Rowley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography; World History. 927 words.

Goad, Charles Edward (1848–1910), cartographer and civil engineer, was born on 15 March 1848 at High Street, Camberwell, Surrey, the second son of Charles Goad, plumber, of London, and his...

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Richardson, George Fleming (1796–1848), geologist and itinerant lecturer

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 746 words.

Richardson, George Fleming (1796–1848), geologist and itinerant lecturer, was born on 8 December 1796 in Lewes, Sussex, son of George Richardson (1763–1843), Brighton linen draper and...

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Conder, Claude Reignier (1848–1910), army officer and explorer of Palestine

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 1442 words.

Conder, Claude Reignier (1848–1910), army officer and explorer of Palestine, born at Cheltenham on 29 December 1848, was the son of Francis Roubiliac Conder (1815–1889), a civil engineer,...

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Crozier, Francis Rawdon Moira (1796–1848), naval officer and polar explorer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1523 words.

Crozier, Francis Rawdon Moira (1796–1848), naval officer and polar explorer, was born on 17 September 1796 at Banbridge, co. Down, Ireland, the son of George Crozier (d. 1831), lawyer. He...

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Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1237 words.

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author, was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope in March 1848, the fifth of six children of Dr Archibald...

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Kennedy, Edmund Besley Court (1818–1848), surveyor and explorer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History. 568 words.

Kennedy, Edmund Besley Court (1818–1848), surveyor and explorer, was born on 5 September 1818 at St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, the sixth of the eight children of Colonel Thomas...

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Barrow, Sir John, first baronet (1764–1848), promoter of exploration and author

J. M. R. Cameron.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making. 1642 words.

Barrow, Sir John, first baronet (1764–1848), promoter of exploration and author, was born on 19 June 1764 at Dragley Beck, Ulverston, Lancashire, the only child of Roger Barrow, journeyman...

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Mackenzie, Sir George Steuart, seventh baronet (1780–1848), chemist, geologist, and antiquary

Charles D. Waterston and H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Medicinal Chemistry; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1330 words.

Mackenzie, Sir George Steuart, seventh baronet (1780–1848), chemist, geologist, and antiquary, was born in Edinburgh on 22 June 1780, only surviving child of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, sixth...

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Leichhardt, (Friedrich Wilhelm) Ludwig (1813–1848?), natural scientist and explorer in Australia

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making; Geology and the Lithosphere; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 846 words.

Leichhardt, (Friedrich Wilhelm) Ludwig (1813–1848?), natural scientist and explorer in Australia, was born on 23 October 1813 at Trebatsch, near Beeskow, then in Saxony but after 1845 in...

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Hyperion

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.

One of the major satellites of Saturn, with a radius measuring 185 × 140 × 113 km; visual albedo 0.19–0.25. It was discovered in 1848 by W. Bond.

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Schott, Charles Anthony

Nathan Reingold.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geophysics. 952 words.

Schott, Charles Anthony (07 August 1826–31 July 1901), geophysicist, was born in Mannheim, Germany, the son of Anton Carl Schott, a merchant, and Anna Maria Hoffman. Schott graduated as a...

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Evans, Caleb (1831–1886), geologist

Eric F. Freeman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere. 555 words.

Evans, Caleb (1831–1886), geologist, was born on 25 July 1831 at 7 Pullins Row, Islington, the third of five children of John Evans (d. 1846), barrister, and his wife, Frances (d. 1848),...

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