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Ephraim Chambers (ca. 1680 - 1740)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Writer and encyclopaedist, primarily known for producing the Cyclopaedia, or a Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences the first edition of which was published by subscription in 1728 in two volumes. Chambers worked on translating other works in French on perspective and chemistry from 1726 to 1727, including the Practice of Perspective from the French of Jean Dubreuil.


Born: ca. 1680 in Milton, near Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

Died: 15 May 1740

Gender: Male

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