Robert Hooke

Scientist Robert Hooke

Profession: Scientist


Why Famous: Hooke was a scientific polymath. He was simultaneously the curator of experiments of the Royal Society and a member of its council, Gresham Professor of Geometry and a Surveyor to the City of London after the Great Fire (he performed over 50% of all the surveys after the fire), and a major architect. He was a pioneer of microscopy, and is known by many schoolboys (and girls for that matter) for his law of elasticity.

Born: July 18, 1635
Birthplace: Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: March 3, 1703 (aged 67)

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