William Crookes


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About William Crookes

Sir William Crookes was born June 17, 1832 London, England. He was a British chemist and physicist known for his discovery of the element Thallium and for his Cathode-ray studies. His scientific career began in 1848 at the age of fifteen. He also entered the Royal College of Chemistry. He was also the oldest of 16 children. He was a meteorologist most of his life. In 1856 he married Ellen Humphrey and together they had three sons and daughters.

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