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Barlow Peter

Barlow, Peter, born at Norwich in 1776, and almost self-educated, became in 1806 mathematical teacher at the Royal Academy, Woolwich, and held the post for forty years. In 1820 his Essay on Magnetic Attractions won for him the Parliamentary grant for discoveries and useful navigation. In 1823 he was made F.R.S., and in 1825 took the Copley Medal for his magnetic investigations. He contributed largely to the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, dying in 1862.