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George Birkbeck
Birth: Jan. 10, 1776
Settle
North Yorkshire, England
Death: Dec. 1, 1841
London
Greater London, England

Philanthropist, Educationalist. Born in Settle, Yorkshire, he became a became professor of natural philosophy at the Anderson's College, Glasgow, in 1799. There he pioneered the first free classes for working-class men in mechanics and chemistry. In 1804, he became a physician in London and continued his interest in working class education. He founded the Mechanics' Institutions in 1824, became the school's first president and the institute became Birkbeck College, a constituent the London University. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: May 20, 2000
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