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