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Sabine

Sabine, General Sir Edward (1788-1883), scientist, was born in Dublin, and in early life saw some service in the Army, which he entered in 1803, retiring in 1874 with the rank of General. His scientific researches led to his being appointed astronomer to one of the Arctic expeditions, but his greatest work was in the direction of terrestrial magnetism. He was employed several times by the Government to determine questions of longitude, and wrote largely on magnetism, some of his papers read before the Royal Society, of which he was President from 1861 to 1879, being very valuable.

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