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Biography of John Sharp

John Sharp enrolled at the University in 1817, attending the Chemistry class of Robert Cleghorn, Lecturer of Chemistry from 1791 to 1818.

He is thought to be the same John Sharp Douglas - the Douglas, his mother's maiden name, an addition made in Germany - who was the original founder of the now global perfumery chain, Douglas.

Three of his grandsons, John, Alexander and George, attended the University in the 1880 and 1890s.


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John Sharp
Born 16 September 1791.
Died 1847.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1817;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: chemists
English snippet: Medical student at the University, pioneering soap manufacturer in Hamburg
Record last updated: 28th Jul 2014

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Scotland Scotland, Govan
Place of Birth

Germany Germany, Hamburg
Place of Death

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  • Student