Birkbeck, George

PHYSICIAN, PHILANTHROPIST, EDUCATOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 10 Jan 1776, Settle, Yorkshire - DIED 1 Dec 1841, London: Finsbury Square
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (076/PS (19470))

George Birkbeck was born into a quaker family in Settle, Yorkshire. His father was a banker and he trained for the medical profession at the Medical School of the University of Edinburgh. He was appointed professor of natural philosophy at Anderson University in Glasgow, but in 1804 he settled in London.

There he worked as a physician until 1823. In 1823 he was a founder of the London Mechanics Institute and he became its first president. It is now part of the University as London as Birkbeck College. He died at home in London in 1841.

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The grave of George Birkbeck at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (02 Aug 2019)

 

Sources
George Birkbeck - Wikipedia


Biscarra, Giovanni Battista

Published: 8 Dec 2019
Last update: 8 Dec 2019