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Births

1544 - William Gilbert, English natural philosopher

1794 - William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science

1803 - Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist

Deaths

1543 - Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer

1734 - Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist

1843 - Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician

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