Henry Cavendish will have-a-dish of hydrogen.
- discovered hydrogen
- great accuracy and precision in all of his research
- his calculations of the density, or weight, of the Earth
Born: October 10, 1731
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: February 24, 1810
Location of death: Clapham, England
Remains: Buried, Derby Cathedral, Derby, Derbyshire, England
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Chemist, Physicist
Quote about Cavendish
Cavendish was a great Man with extraordinary singularities... Was enormously rich but made no use of his wealth...He was acute sagacious & profound & I think the most accomplished British Philosopher of his time.
— Sire Humphry Davy