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Stephen Charles Triboudet Demainbray (1710 – 20 February 1782) was an English natural scientist and astronomer, who was Superintendent (or King's Astronomer) at the King's Observatory in Richmond, Surrey from 1768 to 1782.
Demainbray was born in the parish of St Martins, London. His father, who had gone to England from France following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, died soon afterwards and he was brought up by his uncle, who placed him at Westminster School. There he studied under Dr Desaguliers, who taught him mathematics and natural philosophy. After that he went to the Leiden University.
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