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{n: Adam, Robert Adam} Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)

{n: Black, Joseph Black} British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)

{n: Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook} English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

{n: Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith} Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)

{n: Siraj-ud-daula} Indian general and nawab of Bengal who opposed the colonization of India by England; he captured Calcutta in 1756 and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta; he was defeated at the battle of Plassey by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive (1728-1757)

{n: great gross, 1728} a cardinal number equal to one dozen gross

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