Abraham Pineo Gesner

Abraham Pineo Gesner Canadian Inventor


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First Name Abraham
Middle Name Pineo
Last Name Gesner
Age 66 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd May, 1797
Birthplace Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 29th April, 1864
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Inventor

Abraham Pineo Gesner, ONB (; May 2, 1797 – April 29, 1864) was a Canadian physician and geologist who invented kerosene. Gesner was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia (now called Chipmans Corner) and lived much of his life in Saint John, New Brunswick. He died in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was an influential figure in the development of the study of Canadian geology and natural history.

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