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Lancelot Hogben
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Born in Southsea, Hampshire
Born on 9th of November 1895
Died on 22nd of August 1975

Born 1895. Died 1975 - Physiologist and writer.

Studied physiology at Trinity College, Cambridge. A pacifist during WWI he was imprisoned as a conscientious objector in 1916. Held academic posts in England, Scotland, Canada and South Africa. Wrote a number of popular books on science including Mathematics for the Million (1936) and Science for the Citizen (1938). Created an international language, Interglossa.

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