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Joseph Priestley

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley

Profession: Chemist, Theologian and Author


Born: March 24, 1733
Birthplace: Birstall, Yorkshire, England, Kingdom of Great Britain
Star Sign: Aries

Died: February 6, 1804 (aged 70)

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Events in the Life of Joseph Priestley

  • 1774-08-01 English chemist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state
  • 1791-07-14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England

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