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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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Mawdsley, James (1848–1902), trade unionist

Duncan Bythell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1057 words.

Mawdsley, James (1848–1902), trade unionist, was born at Preston, Lancashire, on 9 January 1848, the son of Thomas Mawdsley, an operative cotton spinner, and his wife, Jane (née Fawcett)....

Messel, Rudolph (1848–1920), industrial chemist

Ann K. Newmark.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 654 words.

Messel, Rudolph (1848–1920), industrial chemist, was born on 14 January 1848 in Darmstadt, the second of five children of Simon Messel, banker and his wife, Amelia. After his father died in...

Davis, William John (1848–1934), trade unionist

Alastair J. Reid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 916 words.

Davis, William John (1848–1934), trade unionist, was born on 6 August 1848 at 263 Bradford Street, Birmingham, the son of Thomas Davis, a brass-founder, and his wife, Tharzia. As a child he...

Armstrong, Thomas [Tommy] (1848–1920), pitman and poet

Roy Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 592 words.

Armstrong, Thomas [Tommy] (1848–1920), pitman and poet, was born on 15 August 1848 in Wood Street, Shotley Bridge, co. Durham, the son of Timothy Armstrong, labourer, and his wife, Mary, néenull...

Cole, John (1792–1848), bookseller and antiquary

Diana Dixon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Publishing. 908 words.

Cole, John (1792–1848), bookseller and antiquary, was born on 3 October 1792 in Weston Favell, Northamptonshire. He was of unknown parentage, and was apprenticed to William Birdsall, a...

Orme, Edward (1775–1848), engraver and property developer

John Maggs.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Prints and Printmaking. 557 words.

Orme, Edward (1775–1848), engraver and property developer, was born in Manchester, the thirteenth child of Aaron Orme (1707–1782), fustian manufacturer of Manchester, and his third wife,...

Thom, William (1798?–1848), poet and weaver

Stephen Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 695 words.

Thom, William (1798?–1848), poet and weaver, was born in Aberdeen, probably on 12 March 1798. He hardly knew his father, who may have been a merchant or an architect. Run over by a...

Watt, James (1769–1848), engineer and manufacturer

Eric H. Robinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1485 words.

Watt, James (1769–1848), engineer and manufacturer, was born on 5 February 1769 at Glasgow, the son of the engineer James Watt (1736–1819) and his first wife and cousin, Margaret Miller,...

Oats, Francis (1848–1918), mining engineer and authority on diamonds

Justin Brooke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 583 words.

Oats, Francis (1848–1918), mining engineer and authority on diamonds, was born on 24 October 1848 at South Torfrey Farm, Golant, near Fowey, Cornwall, the elder child of Francis Oats...

Paterson [née Smith], Emma Anne (1848–1886), trade unionist

Norbert C. Soldon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1624 words.

Paterson [née Smith], Emma Anne (1848–1886), trade unionist, was born on 5 April 1848 at St Peter's national school house, Belgrave Street, London, the daughter of Henry Smith (d. 1864) and...

Beecham, Sir Joseph, first baronet (1848–1916), manufacturer of patent medicines

T. A. B. Corley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 892 words.

Beecham, Sir Joseph, first baronet (1848–1916), manufacturer of patent medicines, was born at Wigan on 8 June 1848. He was the eldest of the family of two sons and two daughters of Thomas...

Dorman, Sir Arthur John, first baronet (1848–1931), steel manufacturer

Geoffrey Tweedale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 827 words.

Dorman, Sir Arthur John, first baronet (1848–1931), steel manufacturer, was born at Ashford, Kent, on 8 August 1848, the son of Charles Dorman, a currier who later became a coal and timber...

Jarrin, William Alexis [Guglielmo Alexis] (1784–1848), confectioner and author

Laura Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature. 903 words.

Jarrin, William Alexis [Guglielmo Alexis] (1784–1848), confectioner and author, was born in Colorno, near Parma, in northern Italy, on 25 March 1784, the son of William Alexis Jarrin,...

Roberts, Sir James, first baronet (1848–1935), mill owner and benefactor

Julia Bolton Holloway.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1564 words.

Roberts, Sir James, first baronet (1848–1935), mill owner and benefactor, was born on 30 September 1848 at Lane Ends, Oakworth, near Haworth, Yorkshire, the ninth of the eleven children...

McCulloch, George (1848–1907), mine owner and art collector

Christopher Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Financial Aspects of Art. 886 words.

McCulloch, George (1848–1907), mine owner and art collector, was born on 23 April 1848 in Lanark, the youngest child in the family of four sons and one daughter of James McCulloch...

Smith, George William Duff Assheton (1848–1904), quarry owner and landowner

Jean Lindsay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1289 words.

Smith, George William Duff Assheton (1848–1904), quarry owner and landowner, was born on 17 May 1848 in London, the eldest son of Robert George Duff (b. 1819), of Wellington Lodge, Isle of...

Baring, Alexander, first Baron Ashburton (1773–1848), merchant and banker

John Orbell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking. 3479 words.

Baring, Alexander, first Baron Ashburton (1773–1848), merchant and banker, was born on 27 October 1773 (the frequently cited date of 1784 is incorrect) in Mincing Lane, London, the second...

Agnew, Patrick Alexander Vans (1822–1848), East India Company servant

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 594 words.

Agnew, Patrick Alexander Vans (1822–1848), East India Company servant, was born at Raipur in Chhattisgarh in central India on 21 April 1822, the second son of Patrick Vans Agnew...

Bonsor, Sir (Henry) Cosmo Orme, first baronet (1848–1929), brewer and railway manager

Terry Gourvish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 894 words.

Bonsor, Sir (Henry) Cosmo Orme, first baronet (1848–1929), brewer and railway manager, was born on 2 September 1848 at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey. He was the son of Joseph Bonsor...

Stuart, John Crichton-, second marquess of Bute (1793–1848), landowner and industrialist

John Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1002 words.

Stuart, John Crichton-, second marquess of Bute (1793–1848), landowner and industrialist, was born on 10 August 1793 at Dumfries House, Ayrshire, the eldest son (there were no daughters) of...