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Allan 1686-1758; Scot. poet & bookseller
Sir William 1852-1916; Brit. chemist, born in Scotland
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, Allan 1686-1758.
Scottish poet noted for his patriotic and pastoral works, including the drama The Gentle Shepherd (1725).
, James Andrew Brown. Tenth Earl and First Marquis of Dalhousie. 1812-1860.
British colonial administrator in India whose term as governor-general (1847-1856) was marked by acquisition of territory and development of communication and transportation lines.
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, Sir William 1852-1916.
British chemist. He won a 1904 Nobel Prize for discovering the inert gases argon, helium, neon, xenon, and krypton.