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Benjamin Collins Brodie

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Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie Bart. D.C.L.., F.R.S. (1783-1862), Chemist.

Brodie was Born in 1817 and was educated at Harrow, then took a B. A. degree at Balliol College, Oxford in 1839.

1857 Chairman of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. [1]

1859 - 1861 President of the Chemical Society. [2]

He was appointed professor of chemistry at Oxford University in 1855, and was elected president of the Chemical Society in 1859 and 1860.

Brodie was created a D.C.L in 1872.

Died 1880 aged 64.[3]

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