24 February 1810: Death of Henry Cavendish, English Natural Philosopher

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Henry Cavendish. During the 18th century he conducted a series of highly accurate experiments, in chemistry and physics, leading to discoveries such as hydrogen and the density of the Earth.

Cavendish was born on 10 October 1731 in Nice, France. He was the eldest child of Charles Cavendish, third son of the Duke of Devonshire, and Anne Grey, fourth daughter of the Duke of Kent. Read the full biography page of Henry Cavendish.

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