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Stephen Hales

Birthplace: Kent, England
Death: Died in Teddington, London, England
Place of Burial: Greater London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hales and Mary Hales
Husband of Mary Newce
Father of Robert Hales
Brother of Robert Hales; Catherine Hales; Thomas Hales, 2nd Baronet; Robert Hales; Mary Hales and 9 others

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About Stephen Hales

Stephen Hales, FRS (17 September 1677 – 4 January 1761) was an English clergyman who made major contributions to a range of scientific fields including botany and physiology. He invented several device including a ventilator, a pneumatic trough and a surgical forceps for the removal of renal stones. He was also a philanthropist who opposed slavery and wrote a popular tract on alcoholic intemperance.

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Stephen Hales's Timeline

September 17, 1677
Kent, England
June 24, 1709
Age 31
Leddington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
March 26, 1720
Age 42
January 4, 1761
Age 83
Teddington, London, England
Greater London, England