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Daniell, John Frederick, D.C.L., chemist, was born in London in 1790, and, forsaking business for science, was elected F.R.S. in 1814, and in 1831 obtained the chair as chemical lecturer at King's College, a post occupied by him till his death, which occurred in 1845. In 1839 he was offered and accepted the foreign secretaryship to the Royal Society. He was the author of Meteorological Essays, an Introduction to Chemical Philosophy, and was the inventor of a hygrometer. He was, moreover, the first person to obtain the three medals in the gift of the Royal Society.