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. 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

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Henry Cavendish

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

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Dr John Venn

Dr John Venn

Logician and philosopher.   Born Hull where his father was vicar of a local parish.  Grandson of Rev John Venn.   Inventor of the Venn diagram.  In 1888 he seems to have tired of logic and turned t...

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Westminster Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution

Westminster Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution

In 1856 this building was purchased by the Vestry Council of St Margaret and St John in Westminster to provide premises for a public library as described in the 1855 Public Libraries Act, thus beat...

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William Henry Hudson

William Henry Hudson

Author, naturalist and ornithologist.  Born on a small ranch, Los Viente-cinco Ombúes, near Quilmes in Buenos Aires province. Came to Britain in 1874 and produced a series of ornothological studies...

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Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

Politician and writer. Born Milston, Wiltshire.

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Ravensbourne Geological Society
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