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James Smithson
  • Name: James Smithson
  • Died: 06/27/1829
  • Born: c. 1765
  • Occupation: Chemist, mineralogist
  • Known for: Founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution

James Smithson FRS (c. 1765 – 27 June 1829) was an English chemist and mineralogist. He published numerous scientific papers for the Royal Society during the late 1700s as well as assisting in the development of calamine, which would eventually be renamed after him as “smithsonite”. He was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, which also bears his name.

Birth Name: Jacques-Louis Macie

School: Pembroke College, Oxford

Alias: Jacques-Louis Macie

Birth Place: Paris, Kingdom of France

Death Place: Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia

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