George Sarton

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Birthday
31, 1884
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Mar 22, 1956 (71)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1884
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Mar 22, 1956 (71)

About

He pioneered the study and research of the history of science. The George Sarton Medal has bee awarded every year by the History of Science Society since 1955.

Before Fame

He was forced to leave his country in the wake of World War I, initially emigrating to England then settling in the United States, becoming a lecturer and professor at Harvard University.

Trivia

He planned to write a nine-volume history of science, but only managed to finish three volumes before his passing.

Family Life

His wife, Mabel Eleanor Elwes, was an English artist; they married in 1911.

Associated With

He fathered author May Sarton.