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Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin Thompson, American physicist, philanthropist. member, 1789), for most important discovery in same fields, 1796.

Background

  • Thompson, Benjamin was born on March 26, 1753 in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin and Ruth (Simonds) Thompson.

  • Career

    • Major 2d N.H. Provincial Regt. Engaged in acton nr; major general, head war department of Bavaria, 1788. General police of Bavaria.

    Membership

    Member, 1789), for most important discovery in same fields, 1796.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah (Walker) Rolfe, November 1772. Married second, Madame Lavoisier (Marie Anne Pierrette), October 24, 1805.
    • father: Benjamin Thompson
    • mother: Ruth (Simonds) Thompson
    • spouses: Sarah
    • Madame Lavoisier
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    Died August 21, 1814
    (aged 61)
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