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James Keir
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 0st of September 1735
Died on 11th of October 1820

Born 1735. Died 1820 - Scottish chemist and industrialist.



Educated at Edinburgh University where he studied medicine. Member of Lunar Society, ideas on science and technology discussed. Set up glass-making business at Stourbridge in 1771. Founded the Tipton Chemical Works. Elected FRS in 1785.

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