Henry Baker

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Birthday
8, 1698
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1774 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1698
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1774 (76)

About

English scientist who was known as a naturalist and co-founded the Society of Arts in 1754. He also helped start the Universal Spectator and Weekly Journal in 1728 under the name Henry Stonecastle.

Before Fame

He worked as a therapist in the 1720s and was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society in 1740.

Trivia

He contributed many of his memoirs to the Transactions of the Royal Society.

Family Life

He married Sophia Defoe in 1729.

Associated With

Another known naturalist like him is Edward Sabine.