Person    | Male  Born 6/8/1766  Died 22/12/1828

William Hyde Wollaston

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Chemist and physicist. Born Norfolk. Trained and worked as a doctor. 1797 moved to London and in 1801 stopped working and concentrated on his interests, setting up a private laboratory at 14 Buckingham Street. He discovered the elements palladium and rhodium. Fellow of the Royal Society and its president in 1820. The Geological Society's most prestigeous award, first given in 1831 is the Wollaston medal. Died at home, 1 Dorset Street.

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William Hyde Wollaston

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William Wollaston - lost plaque

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