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Henry Cavendish

Person  Male  Born 10/10/1731  Died 24/2/1810

Categories: Science

Countries: France

Chemist. Born in Nice, France, to a British aristocratic family. Discovered hydrogen. Following his father's death in 1783 he bought a house on Clapham Common and here he carried out most of his experiments. We found this fascinating map which shows his house as being about where the Clapham South Tescos superstore is now (be aware - the map's orientation is not the usual north-south).

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Henry Cavendish

Hon'ble. Henry Cavendish, Natural Philosopher lived here. Born 1731. Died 1...

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