Dr Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland

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Dr Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: November 24, 1972 (76)
Winchester, Hampshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Husband of Isabella Marian "Ismay" Schonland

Occupation: First President of CSIR, SA / Scientific advisor to Field-Marshal Montgomery
Managed by: Johann Ahlers
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About Dr Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland

Noted for his research on lightning, his involvement in the development of radar during World War II and for being the first president of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

See his biography Schonland: Scientist and Soldier: From lightning on the veld to nuclear power at Harwell: the life of Field Marshal Montgomery's scientific adviser by Brian Austin.

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Dr Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland's Timeline

1896
February 2, 1896
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1972
November 24, 1972
Age 76
Winchester, Hampshire, UK