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...Jean d’Espagnet, born in 1564, was a magistrate, a natural philosopher and an alchemist. He was the son of Arnaud d’Espagnet, a doctor in Saint-Émilion, and of Jeanne Mestadier. He was first a lawyer at the Parliament of Bordeaux (1590...
...Shaw, Peter Peter Shaw was born at Lichfield and died at Wimbledon, near London, on 15 March 1763. A son of the Master of Lichfield Grammar School, he acquired a ready competence in Latin which he put to use by translating many Latin works...
...Caspar Wistar was a leading physician, scientist, and reformer of the early Republic, a colleague of Benjamin Rush, and a friend and political ally of Thomas Jefferson. Educated in both Philadelphia and Edinburgh, he brought modern...
...Wilhelm Homberg (known also as Guillaume Homberg, Hombert or Humbert after his naturalization in France) was born in Batavia in Java (now Jakarta, Indonesia) on 8 January 1653 and died at the Palais Royal in Paris on 24 September 1715...
...Cavendish, Henry The Honourable Henry Cavendish was born on 10 October 1731 at Nice and died on 10 March 1810 at Clapham in London. He came from an aristocratic family related to the Dukes of Devonshire. He attended Peterhouse College...
...Higgins, William William Higgins was born in Collooney in County Sligo and died in Dublin some sixty years later. As a boy, he was sent to London to assist his uncle Bryan Higgins , and soon acquired a taste for the study of chemistry. He...
...Blagden, Charles Charles Blagden was born at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, on 17 April 1748, and died at the home of Claude-Louis Berthollet at Arcueil, on the outskirts of Paris, on 26 March 1820. His publications were mainly...
...Dom Jean-Albert Belin was born in Besançon. He took his vows in Faverney Abbey on 29 December 1629. After completing his theology studies he settled in the abbey at Cluny and then in the monasteries of La Charité-sur-Loire and Saint-Étienne...
...This doctor from Poitou lived in Paris and Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the 1670s. He left a compilation of alchemical texts translated into French and entitled Bibliothèque des philosophes [chymiques]; on account of his bad health, he was only...
...Starkey, George George Starkey was born George Stirk (he changed his surname to Starkey in or around 1650) on 8/9 June 1628 and died in the Great Plague of 1665. He was the son of a Scottish Presbyterian minister to the island of Bermuda...