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Sir Henry Bessemer

Person  Male  Born 19/1/1813  Died 15/3/1898

Categories: Engineering

Engineer known for inventing the Bessemer process for producing steel. Born Charlton, Hertfordshire. Moved to London aged 17. From 1833 he lived at 15 Northampton Square, the EC1 site now occupied by the entrance to City of London University. Died at home at 165 Denmark Hill.

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