Benjamin Thompson

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Birthday
26, 1753
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Aug 21, 1814 (61)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1753
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Aug 21, 1814 (61)

About

Physicist who specialized in thermodynamics who invented thermal underwear and significantly improved the design of kilns used to produce quicklime. He also served as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Loyalist forces in America during the American Revolutionary War.

Before Fame

At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to a merchant of nearby Salem and later conducted experiments on heat.

Trivia

In his later life he moved to Bavaria and re-organized it's army as the Bavarian Army Minister.

Family Life

He married Marie-Anne Lavoisier in 1804.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Benjamin Franklin.