John Moses Browning (January 23, 1855 – November 26, 1926) was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms – many of which are still in use around the world.
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His father, Jonathan Browning—who was among the thousands of...
Several of Browning's designs are still in production today....
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Val Allen Browning (August 20, 1895 – May 16, 1994) was an...
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John Browning (May 23, 1933 – January 26, 2003) was an American pianist known for his reserved, elegant style and sophisticated interpretations of Bach and Scarlatti and for his collaboration with the American composer Samuel Barber
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- Royal Astronomical Society
John Browning was an English inventor and manufacturer of precision scientific instruments in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He hailed from a long line of English instrument makers and transformed the family business from one dealing in nautical instruments to one specialising in scientific instruments. Browning was particularly well known for his advances in the fields of spectroscopy, astronomy, and optometry.
John Browning was born around 1831 in Kent, England, the city recorded variously as Bexley or Welling. His father, William Spencer Browning, was a maker of nautical instruments. It has been speculated that his shop inspired that of the character Solomon Gills, the ship's instrument maker, in the 1848 novel Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. John Browning hailed from a long line of English instrument makers. His great-grandfather was instrument maker John Browning, brother of Samuel Browning, of
John Browning initially intended to follow the medical profession, and entered Guy's Hospital, a teaching hospital and the location of a school of medicine. Despite having passed the required examinations, however, he abandoned his plans due to ill health. Instead, he apprenticed with his father, William Spencer Browning. At the same time, in the late 1840s, he was also a student at the Royal College of Chemistry. When John Browning came of age, he joined his father in the family business. Howev
Between 1856 and 1872, Browning acquired provisional patents for designs of numerous scientific instruments. He was also the recipient of an award at the 1862 International Exhibition held in London. He was recognised for his temperature-compensated aneroid barometer. Browning's scientific instruments were used in physics, chemistry, and biology. The products he designed and manufactured included spectroscopes, telescopes, microscopes, barometers, photometers, cameras, ophthalmoscopes, and elect
John Browning was perhaps best known as the leading manufacturer of spectroscopes. His were considered to be of the highest quality in England. In 1865, he supplied photographer William Henry Fox Talbot with a custom-made spectroscope. His crafting of fine spectroscopes strengthened his connection to the field of chemistry. In April 1872, Browning exhibited one of his spectroscopes at the Royal Society, more formally known as the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. In his 18
An astronomer, Browning was also Optical and Physical Instrument Maker to Her Majesty's Government. As such, he supplied telescopes to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Browning also attached spectroscopes to telescopic equipment, garnering the attention of astronomical physicists J. Norman Lockyer and William Huggins. He was elected to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1865. Browning was a pioneer in the manufacture of reflecting telescopes and bringing them to the attention of astronomers. A
John Edward Browning (born September 30, 1973 in Miami, Florida) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently retired. He played in 24 regular season games (12 starts) for West Virginia University, tallying 78 tackles, 8 sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection.
John Edgar Browning (born October 14, 1980) is an American author, editor, and scholar recognized internationally for his nonfiction works about the horror genre and vampires in film, literature, and culture.
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John Moses Browning (n. 23 ianuarie 1855, Ogden[*] , Comitatul Weber, Utah, SUA – d. 26 noiembrie 1926, Liège, Belgia) a fost un proiectant de arme american, care a dezvoltat o mare varietate de arme militare și destinate civililor, cartușe, mecanisme de arme, fiind creditat cu 128 patente în domeniul armamentului, multe dintre ele fiind utilizate în lume până în zilele noastre.
John Moses Browning (fon. Džon Moziz Brauning); (21. januar ili 23. januar 1855 – 26. novembar 1926. godine) bio je američki dizajner oružja od kojeg se većina i danas koristi. Smatra se da je izmislio 128 patenata za pištolje, i značajan je za razvoj automatskog, a posebno poluautomatskog oružja.
The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in the 9mm and .40 S&W calibers. It was based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium.
Sir John Bowring KCB FRS FRGS was an English political economist, traveller, writer, literary translator, polyglot and the fourth Governor of Hong Kong.