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Authorised form of nameCongreve; Sir; William (1772 - 1828)
SurnameCongreve
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1772 - 1828
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Middlesex, England (20 May 1772)
Death:
Toulouse, France (16 May 1828)
ActivityResearch Field:
Rocketry
Education:
Wolverhampton Grammar School (1785)
Career:
MP for Gatton (1812-1814); MP for Plymouth (1818-1828)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
28/03/1811
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
Sir Kenneth Hutchison, 'The Royal Society and the Foundation of the British Gas Industry' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 245-270, plate
S Werrett, 'William Congreve's Rational Rockets' in NR 2009 vol 63 pp35-56
Royal Society codeNA8179
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1811/03Congreve, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/4/32Copy of a letter from Col William Congreve to the Board of Ordnance28 May 1801
MM/4/30Extract of a letter from Col William Congreve, Comptroller of the Royal Laboratory, to the Board of Ordnance on Powder Works28 May 1801
MM/4/34Letter from Col William Congreve, Charlton, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society29 June 1801
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