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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Henry Cavendish

 
 
Henry Cavendish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
1. Henry Cavendish Marker
Inscription.  
Honble
Henry Cavendish
Natural Philosopher
lived here

Born   Died
1731   1810


 
Erected 1904 by Bedford Estate.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 51° 31.189′ N, 0° 7.771′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Square and Gower Street, on the right when traveling west on Bedford Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Bedford Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 3RF, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (a few steps from this marker); Sir Harry Ricardo (within shouting distance of this marker); Lady Ottoline Morrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (within shouting distance of this marker); James Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Eldon
Henry Cavendish Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
2. Henry Cavendish Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Aickman (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
More about this marker. The English Heritage website notes that: "Erected by the Bedford Estate in 1904 in response to an LCC suggestion, and incorporated into the official plaques scheme in 1983"
 
Also see . . .  Henry Cavendish (Wikipedia). "Henry Cavendish FRS (10 October 1731 – 24 February 1810) was a British natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist. Cavendish is noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air". He described the density of inflammable air, which formed water on combustion, in a 1766 paper "On Factitious Airs". Antoine Lavoisier later reproduced Cavendish's experiment and gave the element its name....A notoriously shy man (it has been postulated that he was on the autism spectrum), Cavendish was nonetheless distinguished for great accuracy and precision in his researches into the composition of atmospheric air, the properties of different gases, the synthesis of water, the law governing electrical attraction and repulsion, a mechanical theory of heat, and calculations of the density (and hence the mass) of the Earth. His experiment to measure
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the density of the Earth has come to be known as the Cavendish experiment." (Submitted on March 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
 
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