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...Blagden, Charles Charles Blagden was born at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, on 17 April 1748, and died at the home of Claude-Louis Berthollet at Arcueil, on the outskirts of Paris, on 26 March 1820. His publications were mainly...
...Woolman, John “Plea for the Poor, A” Woolman, John “Keeping Negroes” Woolman, John James Woodhouse was a leading American chemist during the American Enlightenment.He was born in Philadelphia to Scottish immigrants who fled Britain after...
...Watt, James Keir, James James Keir was born in Edinburgh on 29 September 1735 and died at West Bromwich on 11 October 1820. He was educated in his native city, first at the Royal High School, and then in the medical school...
...Robert Hare, Jr., was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 17, 1781, to Robert Hare, Sr., and Margaret Willing Hare. He came to be recognized as one of the greatest chemists of his time, ranking with the likes of Humphrey Davy...
...Cavendish, Henry The Honourable Henry Cavendish was born on 10 October 1731 at Nice and died on 10 March 1810 at Clapham in London. He came from an aristocratic family related to the Dukes of Devonshire. He attended Peterhouse College...
...Higgins, William William Higgins was born in Collooney in County Sligo and died in Dublin some sixty years later. As a boy, he was sent to London to assist his uncle Bryan Higgins , and soon acquired a taste for the study of chemistry. He...
...Starkey, George George Starkey was born George Stirk (he changed his surname to Starkey in or around 1650) on 8/9 June 1628 and died in the Great Plague of 1665. He was the son of a Scottish Presbyterian minister to the island of Bermuda....
...Percy, Henry, 9th Earl of Northumberland Henry Percy gained an honorary MA from the University of Oxford in 1604. He was Privy Councillor of James I from 1603 to 1605, when he was implicated in the Gunpowder Plot, arraigned in the Star...
...Hales, Stephen Stephen Hales was born on 17 September 1677 at Bekesbourne in Kent, to a family of the local nobility. He died on 4 January 1761 at Teddington, Middlesex. He entered Benet College (now Corpus Christi), Cambridge in June 1696....
...Shaw, Peter Peter Shaw was born at Lichfield and died at Wimbledon, near London, on 15 March 1763. A son of the Master of Lichfield Grammar School, he acquired a ready competence in Latin which he put to use by translating many Latin works...