Abraham Pineo Gesner

Geologist, Academic

1797 – 1864

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Who was Abraham Pineo Gesner?

Abraham Pineo Gesner was a Canadian physician and geologist who invented kerosene. Although Ignacy Łukasiewicz developed the modern kerosene lamp, starting the world's oil industry, Gesner is considered a primary founder. Gesner was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. He died in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Born
May 2, 1797
Cornwallis Park
Also known as
  • Abraham Gesner
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Dalhousie University
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital
Employment
  • Dalhousie University
Lived in
  • Saint John
Died
Apr 29, 1864
Halifax

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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