Joseph Priestley

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Joseph Priestley

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Joseph was born on March 24, 1733, in Birstall, UK.

Date of Birth

Timothy Priestley was Joseph's brother, Jonas Priestley was his father, Mary Swift was his mother, and Mary Wilkinson was his wife.

Joseph Priestley

In 1794, Priestley moved to Pennsylvania, US to flee the mobbers in his home starting and progressing since 1791.

Family Tree

Living

Priestley was the first person to isolate a number of gases, his most famous being oxygen.

Discovery

Joseph attended Daventry Acadamy from 1752-1755 and Batley Grammar School.

Education

Priestley conducted The History of Electricity in 1767 and was encouraged by Benjamin Franklin.

Research

By Joseph isolating the gases, the world of science could see clearly. They could then experiment and combine gases with the new understanding.

Impact on Science

Joseph Priestley was a dissenting Unitarian minister in England at a time when adherence to the established Church of England was of great importance. Preaching was a difficult career for Priestley—because his Unitarian views were unpopular and because he spoke with a stammer. Priestley published widely in a variety of subjects, including theology, education, history, politics, and science. Most often, Priestley is remembered as one of the discoverers of oxygen, but his impact on other lives went much further than this.Read more: http://www.chemistryexplained.com/Pl-Pr/Priestley-Joseph.html#ixzz3tyaK2Bio.

Home Life Before Science

Priestley, Joseph (1767). The History and Present State of Electricity. London.Priestley, Joseph (1772). The History and Present State of Discoveries Relating to Vision, Light and Colours. London.Priestley, Joseph (1774–1777). Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air , Vols. 1–3. London.Priestley, Joseph (1777). Disquisition on Matter and Spirit. London.Priestley, Joseph (1779–1786). Experiments and Observations Relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy , Vols. 1–3. London.Priestley, Joseph (1796). Considerations on the Doctrine of Phlogiston and the Composition of Water. Philadelphia.Priestley, Joseph (1800). The Doctrine of Phlogiston Established and that of the Composition of Water Refuted. Northumberland, PA.Read more: http://www.chemistryexplained.com/Pl-Pr/Priestley-Joseph.html#ixzz3tyavAZQ1

Joseph Other Reasearch Projects

His first major science publication was The History and Present State of Electricity (1767), which gained him admission to the Royal Society ; it was followed by The History and Present State of Discoveries Relating to Vision, Light and Colours (1772). Both light and electricity were regarded as aspects of the Newtonian "imponderable fluid" or "ether." They were called "imponderable fluids" (or subtle fluids) because they had no detectable weight (no "poundage"), but still had some fluidlike characteristics. Another form of this "ether" was "phlogiston." Phlogiston was the postulated substance of fire, the active principle of acids, and the driving force behind chemical reactions.Read more: http://www.chemistryexplained.com/Pl-Pr/Priestley-Joseph.html#ixzz3tybsleen

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