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James Smithson

James Louis Macie Smithson

English 1765 - 1829

English chemist and mineralogist, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, which also bears his name

James Smithson (c. 1765 – 27 June 1829) was an English chemist and mineralogist. He published numerous scientific papers for the Royal Society during the late 1700s as well as assisting in the development of calamine, which would eventually be renamed after him as "smithsonite". He was the[...]

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