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Name: Warren de la Rue                                                           
Born: 18 January 1815                                                           
Died: 19 April 1889                                                             
Warren de la Rue (18 January 1815 - 19 April 1889) was a British astronomer and 
chemist, most famous for his pioneering work in astronomical photography.       
Son of Thomas De la Rue, the founder of the large firm of stationers of that     
name in London, Warren was born in Guernsey. Having completed his education in   
Paris, he entered his father's business, but devoted his leisure hours to       
chemical and electrical researches, and between 1836 and 1848 published several 
papers on these subjects.