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Markos Antonios Katsaitis

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17171787
an 18th-century Greek scholar, geographer and lawyer. In his early adolescence he moved to Constantinople where he lived for several years. During his travel through the Balkans, Katsaitis documented his travels in a detailed diary.
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Thomas Kensett

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17861829, Jun 16
an early American engraver who published a key map of the area of conflict during the opening stages of the War of 1812. He later entered into a partnership with his father-in-law to patent and produce the first tin cans in America.
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Johannes Kepler

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1571, Dec 271594-16301630, Nov 15
a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae. These works also provided one of the foundations for more
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Petrus Jacobus Kipp

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1808, Mar 51864, Feb 3
a Dutch apothecary, chemist and instrument maker. He became known as the inventor of the Kipp apparatus, chemistry equipment for the development of gases. Between 1844 and 1850, Kipp earned extra money by translation of German chemistry books to Dutch for use at the university. In 1842, Kipp published the results of research into the presence of arsenic in ...
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Athanasius Kircher

aka: Kirchner
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1602, May 21680, Nov 28
a German Jesuit scholar and polymath who published around 40 major works, most notably in the fields of comparative religion, geology, and medicine. Kircher has been compared to fellow Jesuit Rudjer Boscovich and to more
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Gustav Kirchhoff

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1824, Mar 121887, Oct 17
a German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission of black-body radiation by heated objects. He coined the term "black body" radiation in 1862, and two different sets of concepts (one in circuit theory, and one in spectroscopy) are named "Kirchhoff's laws" after him; there is also a Kir...
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Richard Kirwan

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1733, Aug 11812, Jun 22
an Irish scientist. He was one of the last supporters of the theory of phlogiston. Kirwan was active in the fields of chemistry, meteorology, and geology. He was widely known in his day, corresponding and meeting with Lavoisier, Black, Priestley, and Cavendish.
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John Leonard Knapp

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1767, May 91845, Apr 29
an English botanist best known for his Journal of a Naturalist and his work on British grasses. In 1818 Knapp published anonymously a poem entitled "Arthur, or the Pastor of the Village," and between 1820 and 1830 a series of articles, under the title of ‘The Naturalist's Diary,’ in the almanac series ‘Time's Telescope.’
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Konstantin Konstantinov

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1817/191871, Jan 12
a Russian artillery officer and scientist in the fields of artillery, rocketry and instrument making. He completed his military career at the rank of Lieutenant General. Konstantinov is known to have created structurally perfect missiles (for the 19th century) with a range of 4 to 5 km, launch pads, and rocket-making machines. He authored a number of works o...
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