Category: Scientists
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Albert Einstein
Posted: 18 March 2011 in Scientists

Einstein’s parents, Hermann Einstein and Pauline Koch, were married in his mother’s home town of Cannstatt, in Germany, on 8 August 1876. They then moved to Ulm, his father’s home town, where Hermann set up a business in partnership with his cousin. Pauline gave birth to Albert on 14 March 1879. and to his sister, […]

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Sir Isaac Newton
Posted: 28 October 2010 in Scientists
Tags: astronomy, cambridge, gravitation, heliocentric, physicist

Newton was born on Christmas Day 1642. His father, who had been a fairly wealthy farmer, had died three months previously. His mother remarried when he was two years old, and left him in the care of his maternal grandmother, Margery Ayscough. Newton resented being abandoned by his mother, and threatened to burn down the […]

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Galileo Galilei
Posted: 11 October 2010 in Inventors, Scientists
Tags: astronomy, galileo, heliocentric, physicist

Galileo is perhaps one of just four scientists in history ever to have become household names in the English speaking world. The other three, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein can probably be bracketed together as pure scientists. Galileo, on the other hand, was an inventor, as well as a scientist. Born on 15 […]

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Fox Talbot
Posted: 17 February 2009 in Inventors, Scientists
Tags: camera lucida, henry fox talbot, melbury abbas, william henry fox talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot was born on 11th February 1800 at Melbury Abbas in Dorset. His father, William Davenport Talbot, died when William was only five month’s old, and it fell to his mother to manage the large family estate at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire. His mother, Elizabeth Theresa Fox Strangeways, was a member of […]

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Charles Darwin
Posted: 3 February 2009 in Scientists
Tags: captain robert fitzroy, charles darwin, hms beagle, john stevens henslow, origin of the species, robert darwin, shrewsbury, theory of evolution, william paley

Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on 12th February 1809. He was one of six children. His father, Robert Darwin,  was a physician, and his mother, Susannah Wedgwood, was a member of the famous pottery family. Although his family were Unitarians, Charles was baptized in the local Anglican Church. His mother died in 1817, […]

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