William Thomson

By: Jackson Rider

You might also know William Thomson as Lord Kelvin. He was born in Northern Ireland on June 26, 1824. He attended Glasgow University beginning at age 10, at age 12 he received an ward for translating Lucian of Samosata's Dialogs from Latin to English. He also went to Cambridge University but, he later returned to Glasgow to accept a job offering as a Natural Philosophy (Physics) Professor. He was born into a family of 3 later growing to 6, he lost his mother at the age of 6. He had an older sibling and 2 younger siblings. He was alive throughout the Great famine, although it most likely didn't affect him because he comes from a wealthy family.He is famous for discovering that Temperature has an absolute zero and formulating the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Later in his life he married but, had no children.In 1905, he became the first international recipient of the John Fritz medal. 2 years later he died of a Severe chill.
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