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Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814

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    • Benjamin, Count of Rumford, 1753-1814
    • Rumford, 1753-1814
    • Rumford, Benj. (Benjamin), 1753-1814
    • Rumford, Benjam. (Benjamin) 1753-1814
    • Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, Count, 1753-1814
    • Rumford, Count, 1753-1814
    • Rumford, Graf von, 1753-1814
    • Thompson, Benjamin, 1753-1814
    • Thompson, Benjamin, Sir, 1753-1814
    • Thompson, Major, 1753-1814
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    • Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, Count, 1753-1814
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    • found: French, A. General Gage's informers ... 1932.
    • found: His Essays political, economical, and philosophical, 1798:t.p. (Benjamin Count of Rumford)
    • found: OCLC, Apr. 20, 2011(usages: Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford; Benj. von Rumford; Benjamin Thompson; Benjamin Thompson von Rumford; Rumford; Count Rumford; Benj. Grafen von Rumford; Benjamin Count of Rumford; Grafen von Rumford; Benjam. von Rumford)
    • found: American national biography, 1999:(under Thompson: Thompson, Benjamin; known as Count Rumford; b. Mar. 26, 1753 in Woburn, Mass.; d. Aug. 21, 1814; knighted by King George III; in 1790 was elevated to the rank of count of the Holy Roman Empire with the Order of the White Eagle by the elector of Bavaria; physicist and social reformer)
    • found: MWA/NAIP files, Apr. 20, 2011(hdg.: Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814; variant: Major Thompson; note: b. Benjamin Thompson at Woburn, Mass., 1753; physicist; inventor; particularly known for his research on the subject of heat; major, Second Provincial Regiment of N.H.; abandoned his wife and family in Mass., 1775; colonel in Loyalist forces during the American Revolution; became a junior minister in the British government after the war; knighted by King George III, 1784; moved to Bavaria, 1785, where he was made Count Rumford, 1791; wrote about improvements in fireplace design, 1796 and 1798, resulting in the introduction of the "Rumford fireplace," which was widely used until about 1850; also invented a cast iron stove; d. Paris, 1814)
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