Category: Inventors
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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 […]