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Death of 'Trailblazing Georgian' John Michell

21st April 1793

Death of John Michell on 21 April 1793. He was clergyman and English natural philosopher, whose modesty of his knowledge led to his virtually unknown name today. He has been described as “being so far ahead of his scientific contemporaries that his ideas languished in obscurity, until they were re-invented more than a century later”.

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