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