Sir Robert John Kane, Irish chemist

“Born in Dublin in 1809, Robert John Kane was the son of John Kean, a former United Irishman who had participated in the 1798 Rebellion. John Kean fled to Paris following the failure of the Rebellion, where he studied chemistry. In the early 1800s Kean changed his name to Kane, returned to Dublin, and set up a business …” (more)

[Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Heritage Centre Blog, 15 August]

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