SE2127 : Birthplace of Joseph Priestley

taken 13 years ago, near to Birstall Smithies, Kirklees, Great Britain

Birthplace of Joseph Priestley
Birthplace of Joseph Priestley
Joseph Priestley was born at this site on 13th March 1733. Rev. Dr. Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), minister, political radical who supported the principles of the French Revolution, yet who is better known as a pioneering scientist who made an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the chemistry of gases.He is best known today for his discovery of oxygen - and to a lesser extent his recognition of the process of photosynthesis, his invention of carbonated water and his discovery of the anaesthetic nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
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Sunday, 23 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 April, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 218 272 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.4438N 1:40.2579W
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