Thomas Young

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Birthday
13, 1773
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 10, 1829 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1773
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 10, 1829 (55)

About

English polymath who contributed to the fields of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, musical harmony, and Egyptology.

Before Fame

He started studying medicine in London in 1792 and earned a degree of doctor of physics in 1796 before starting his own career as a physician in 1799.

Trivia

He was elected a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1828.

Family Life

He was born the eldest of ten children in a Quaker family in Milverton, Somerset.

Associated With

He was called a "truly original genius" by fellow scientist John Herschel.