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Abraham Gesner

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner

Profession: Physician and Geologist


Why Famous: Inventor of kerosene. Although Ignacy Łukasiewicz developed the modern kerosene lamp, starting the world's oil industry, he is considered a primary founder.

Born: May 2, 1797
Birthplace: Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 29, 1864 (aged 66)

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