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Sir Hans Sloane

Person  Male  Born 16/4/1660  Died 11/1/1753

Physician, benefactor of the British Museum and an early benefactor to the Chelsea Physic Garden. Responsible for the addition of milk to chocolate to produce a palatable drink. Born Killyleagh, Ireland. He married a wealthy sugar plantation heiress and partly funded his collection from enslaved labour on Jamaican sugar plantations. President of the Royal Society and of the College of Physicians. Died at home, the Manor House in Cheyne Walk, which was demolished soon after his death. Buried at Chelsea Old Church.

August 2020: The Guardian reported that, following the Black Lives Matter protests, the British Museum announced that they had removed a bust of Sloane into a glass cabinet where Sloane's links to slavery will also be displayed.

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Chelsea Physic Garden

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea The Chelsea Physic Garden was establ...

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Dovehouse Green - blue plaques

{Top plaque:} To celebrate the silver jubilee of Elizabeth II 1952-1977 and ...

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Henry VIII’s Manor House - Cheyne Walk

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea King Henry VIII’s Manor House stood ...

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Sir Hans Sloane statue - Duke of York Sq

{Front of plinth:} Sir Hans Sloane 1660-1753 {Rear of plinth:} Simon Smi...

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Sir Hans Sloane - WC1

London County Council Sir Hans Sloane, 1660 - 1753, physician, benefactor of...

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