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George Beilby
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 17th of November 1850
Died on 1st of August 1924

Born 1850. Died 1924 - Scottish industrial chemist.

Sir George Beilby (1850-1924) is renowned as one of the leading applied scientists of his age. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh at 19, Beilby began his professional life in the oil-shale industry in 1869. His pioneering work greatly increased yields, breathing new life into this area of the energy industry. He then focused on, and enjoyed equal success in, finding new processes to recover gold by the cyanide process.

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