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Benjamin Thompson

philanthropist , physicist

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