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John Dollond

Dollond, John (dŏlˈənd) [key], 1706–61, English optician and inventor. A silk weaver, he taught himself languages, mathematics, and science, becoming a noted scholar as well as a scientist. He invented the achromatic lens, which led to the construction of telescopes free of color fringes, and the heliometer, used in astronomical measurement.

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