Young, Thomas, 1773-1829

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Professor of Natural Philosophy, Royal Institution, 1801-1803.

From the description of Notes for his lectures at the Royal Institution, 1802-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030571

Knowledge of numerous languages; he also studied mathematics, natural philosophy, botany and entomology. He applied himself to medicine. F. R. S. 1794, aged 21 yr. Studied medicine in Edinbugh and in Göttingen and graduated M. D. Göttingen 1796. He then went to Emanuel College, Cambridge. In 1801 he was Professor of Natural Philsophy at the Royal Institution and delivered many lectures. In 1804 he was Foreign Secretary to the Royal Society. M. B. Cambridge 1803. M. D. 1808. F. C. P. 1809. Physician to St. George's Hospital but had few pupils. In 1818 he was appointed Secretary to the Board of Longitude charged with the supervision of the nautical almanack.

From the description of Papers, 1793-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82530341

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referencedIn Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1789-1859. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Herschel Family. Papers, 1721-1951, (bulk 1810-1871). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964,. [Scientific articles collected by Ian Fleming]. Indiana University
creatorOf Young, Thomas, 1773-1829. Notes for his lectures at the Royal Institution, 1802-1803. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn McKinnon, John R. [Savannah river chart]. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Young, Thomas, 1773-1829. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Alexander von Humboldt miscellaneous correspondence, 1789-1859, 1789-1859 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Young, Thomas, 1773-1829. Papers, 1793-1829. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Birth 1773-06-13

Death 1829-05-10





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