Henry Cavendish
- Favourite Briton.

Born on 10th of October 1731
Died on 24th of February 1810

Born 1731 - Nice, France. Died 1810 - English natural philospher and chemist.

Educated at Cambridge but left without degree. Family wealth enabled him to carry out scientific research. Isolated carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Showed nitric acid to be a combination of atmospheric gases. Made theoretical study of electricity. Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge was named in his honour.

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Cavendish.html Biography

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Henry Cavendish?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3489 views since 15th February 2007

Brit Quote:
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents - George Orwell
More Quotes

On this day:
1st Instalment of Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1768, Lloyd George becomes prime minister - 1916, Anglo-Irish treaty is signed - 1922, Tories Pick Cameron as Leader, - 2005
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages