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Thomas Tompion
Birth: 1638
Death: Nov. 20, 1713

Craftsman. Known as "The Father of English Watchmakers", he has been called the finest clockmaker of all time. His timepieces boasted high precision as well as great beauty. Tompion was especially known for watchmaking improvements. It is believed that he worked as a blacksmith until 1664, when he was apprenticed to a London clockmaker. Admitted to the Clockmakers' Company in 1671, he became a master in 1704 and was appointed clockmaker for the new Royal Observatory. 
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: The Nave, with Graham
GPS (lat/lon): 51.50008, -0.12923
 
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Record added: Nov 23, 1999
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