Cavendish, Henry, 1731-1810

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Educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge but left without taking a degree, 1753. He devoted his life to scientific researches. He discovered the extreme lightness of inflammatory air (hydrogen) and later ascertained that water is composed of two gases. He investigated the constitution of air and made experiments on electricity and on the density of the Earth, 1798. F. R. S., 1760.

From the description of Papers, 1766-1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81220071

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referencedIn Royal Greenwich Observatory. Nevil Maskselyne Papers, ca. 1743-ca. 1822. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Cavendish, Henry, 1731-1810. Papers, 1766-1809. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Cavendish, Henry, 1731-1810. Papers. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Marum, M. van (Martinus van), 1750-1837. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf [Henry Cavendish, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
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Physics
Electricity
Chemistry
Mathematics
Meteorology
Science
Dynamics
Mechanics
Air (Physics)--Experiments
Optics
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Chemists
Physicists
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Birth 1731-10-10

Death 1810-02-24

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