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MUSEUM

Founded 1753 by Act of Parliament.

Official Website:
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1753

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Attenborough
Naturalist
8-May-1926   Life on Earth
John Browne
Business
20-Feb-1948   CEO of British Petroleum, 1995-2007
William Buckland
Geologist
12-Mar-1784 15-Aug-1856 Reliquiae Diluvianae
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
Head of State
25-May-1713 10-Mar-1792 UK Prime Minister, 1762-63
Ronald Cohen
Business
1945   British venture capitalist, Apax
Timothy C. Collins
Business
c. 1956   Private equity, Ripplewood Holdings
King Edward VII
Royalty
9-Nov-1841 6-May-1910 King of England, 1901-1910
Edward E. Elson
Diplomat
c. 1934   US Ambassador to Denmark, 1994-98
Niall FitzGerald
Business
13-Sep-1945   Chairman of Reuters
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
Archibald V. Hill
Scientist
26-Sep-1886 3-Jun-1977 Studied muscles and nerves
Thomas Henry Huxley
Scientist
24-May-1825 29-Jun-1895 Debated Wilberforce over evolution
Philip Lader
Government
1946   US Ambassador to the UK, 1997-2001
Richard Lambert
Editor
c. 1944   Editor of Financial Times, 1991-2001
T. E. Lawrence
Author
16-Aug-1888 19-May-1935 Lawrence of Arabia
Sir Anthony Panizzi
Curator
16-Sep-1797 8-Apr-1879 Librarian of the British Museum
Coventry Patmore
Poet
23-Jul-1823 26-Nov-1896 The Unknown Eros
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes
Charles Powell
Business
6-Jun-1941   Private Secretary to Thatcher, 1983-90
Martin Rees
Astronomer
23-Jun-1942   President of the Royal Society
Charles Sherrington
Doctor
27-Nov-1857 4-Mar-1952 Neurons and synapses
Sir Hans Sloane
Curator
16-Apr-1660 11-Jan-1753 Milk chocolate and the British Museum
G. M. Trevelyan
Historian
16-Feb-1876 21-Jul-1962 England under Queen Anne
Angus Wilson
Novelist
11-Aug-1913 31-May-1991 Hemlock and After


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