Joseph Priestley

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Birthday
13, 1733
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1804 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1733
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1804 (70)

About

Natural philosopher and chemist noted for the discovery of oxygen, isolating it in its gaseous state.

Before Fame

He founded the Theological Repository in 1768 to raise theological questions in an open forum.

Trivia

He published The History and Present State of Electricity in 1767.

Family Life

He married Mary Wilkinson on June 23, 1762. They had a daughter on April 17, 1763.

Associated With

He often conversed with Thomas Jefferson.