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

Henry Cavendish

Categories: Science

Countries: France

Chemist. Born in Nice, France, to a British aristocratic family. Became a member of the Royal Society and 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, including weighing the Earth. 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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Sir Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright

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Invented by Sir Charles Parsons.

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