Henry Cavendish

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Birthday
10, 1731
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 24, 1810 (78)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1731
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 24, 1810 (78)

About

Theoretical physicist and chemist known for having discovered hydrogen, or 'inflammable air', as he called it. He also contributed important research into the composition of atmospheric air.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Cambridge at Peterhouse but dropped out to start his own laboratory.

Trivia

He conducted a famous experiment meant to discover the weight of the Earth, an experiment that has come to be known as 'The Cavendish Experiment'.

Family Life

His father was Lord Charles Cavendish, the third son of the 2nd Duke of Devonshire.

Associated With

He was a theoretical physicist like Neil Degrasse Tyson of current times.