Thomas Charles Hope (1766-1844)

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Thomas Charles Hope was born in Edinburgh in 1766, the son of John Hope (1725-1786) who was Professor of Botany at the University of Edinburgh. He was educated at the High School, Edinburgh, and matriculated at the University of Edinburgh in 1781, graduating MD in 1787 The same year he became Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow and at Edinburgh in 1795. He succeeded Joseph Black (1728-1799) as senior Professor in Chemistry in 1799 and held the post until 1843.

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