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Benjamin Guinness
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Born in Dublin, Dublin
Born on 1st of November 1798
Died on 19th of May 1868

Born 1798. Died 1868 - Irish brewer.

Studied civil engineering at Trinity College, Dublin. Established his reputation by building one of the world’s largest reflecting telescopes in Melbourne, Australia. Developed an optical gun sight and the submarine periscope. Elected FRS in 1883 and knighted in 1887. Retired from business in 1925 at the age of 81.

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