- William Babington (physician)
William Babington FRS (
May 21, 1756– April 29, 1833) was a British physicianand mineralogist.
Life and work
Babington was physician to
Guy's Hospitalfrom 1795 to 1811. He was president of the Geological Society of Londonfrom 1822 to 1824. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Societyin 1805.
He was the curator for the enormous mineral collection of
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. When Stuart died in 1792, Babington bought the collection.
Babingtoniteis named after him.
William and Martha Elizabeth Babington were married before 1794, and had four sons and four daughters between 1794 and 1810. Babington died on 29 April 1833 and was buried at St. Mary Aldermanbury in London. [cite book | author = Munk, Willia, | title = The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London | year = 1878 | publisher = Royal College of Physicians | location = London | pages = 451 – 455 | url = | access-date = 2008-03-11] He left a son,
Benjamin Guy Babington[ ODNBarticle by J. F. Payne, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/968 ‘Babington, Benjamin Guy (1794–1866)’] , rev. Michael Bevan, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 10 March 2008.] , also physician to Guy's Hospital, and a daughter, Martha, who married the physician Richard Bright [ ODNBarticle by J. F. Payne, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/977 ‘Babington, William (1756–1833)’] , rev. John C. Thackray, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 10 March 2008] .
A statue of Babington by
William Behnes(1795-1864) is in St. Paul's Cathedralin London.
* "A Systematic Arrangement of Minerals, founded on the joint consideration of their chemical, physical and external characters; reduced to the form of tables." (1796) London, T. Cox.
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=ktlW_QHoyIgC "A New System of Mineralogy, in the form of a Catalogue, after the manner of Baron Born’s Systematic Catalogue of the collection of fossils of Mlle Éléonore de Raab"] . (1799) London, T. Bensley.
* [http://www.mineralatlas.com/mineral%20general%20descriptions/B/babingtonitepcd.htm Babingtonite]
* [http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/search2?coll_id=7400&inst_id=6 King's College London Archive Holdings for Babington] .
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