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KIRWAN, Richard FRS LLD

Forenames: Richard

Last name: KIRWAN

Titles and Honours: FRS LLD

Date of birth: 1733-01-01

Date of death: 1812-01-01

Date of Election: 1781-02-28

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries:

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes

Publications:

"Elements of mineralogy" (First English systematic treatise on the subject) 1784, (3rd ed 1810); "Estimate of the temperatures of different latitudes" 1787; "Essay on phlogiston" 1787; "Geological essays" 1799, "Essay on the analysis of mineral waters" 1799.

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Notes:

Chemist & natural philosopher. 1754, entered Jesuit novitiate at St Omer. 1766, called to Irish bar. Abandoned law to study science in London. 1782, Copley medallist; 1787 settled in Dublin; 1799, President Royal Irish Academy; Inspector General, His Majesty's mines in Ireland.

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