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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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Heaton, Sir John Henniker, first baronet (1848–1914), postal reformer

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Information and Communication Technologies. 761 words.

Heaton, Sir John Henniker, first baronet (1848–1914), postal reformer, was born at Rochester on 18 May 1848, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Heaton, of Heaton, Lancashire, and his...

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Smith, Willoughby (1828–1891), telegraph engineer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Information and Communication Technologies. 1047 words.

Smith, Willoughby (1828–1891), telegraph engineer, was born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 16 April 1828, son of Daniel Smith, a warehouseman. Nothing is known of his life before 1848, when...

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