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Daubeny, Charles Giles Bridle

Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1867 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Botanist, Chemists

1795 – Born on the 11th of February at Stratton near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, the son of the Rev.James Daubeny.


He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford under Dr John Kidd.


1819 – In the course of a tour through France, he made the volcanic district of Auvergne a special study.


1822 – He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.


1822-1855 – In November, Daubeny succeeded Kidd as professor of chemistry at Oxford.


1834 – He was appointed to the chair of botany.


1830 – Published in the Philosophical Transactions a paper on the iodine and bromine of mineral waters.


1831 – Represented the universities of England at the first meeting of the British Association.


1836 – He communicated to the Association a report on the subject of mineral and thermal waters.


1837 – He visited the United States, and acquired there the materials for papers on the thermal springs and the geology of North America.


1856 – Became president of the latter body at its meeting at Cheltenham.


1867 – Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny died on 12th of December.


The herbarium at Oxford is named after him.