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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Thomas Young

1773-1829

 
 
Thomas Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Thomas Young Marker
Inscription.
Man of Science
lived here

 
Erected 1951 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.066′ N, 0° 8.977′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Welbeck Street just north of Queen Anne Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Welbeck Street, City of Westminster, England W1G 8EZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Patrick Manson (a few steps from this marker); Hector Berlioz (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Pearce (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Woolner RA (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Gibbon (within shouting distance of this marker); James Smithson (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir James MacKenzie (about 90 meters away); Sir F. Paolo Tosti (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker. English Heritage indicates that this plaque replaced an earlier London County Council plaque from 1905.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Young (scientist) (Wikipedia)
Thomas Young Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Thomas Young Marker - Wide View
. Thomas Young (13 June 1773 – 10 May 1829) was an English polymath and physician. Young made notable scientific contributions to the fields of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, language, musical harmony, and Egyptology. He "made a number of original and insightful innovations" in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs (specifically the Rosetta Stone) before Jean-François Champollion eventually expanded on his work. He was mentioned by, among others, William Herschel, Hermann von Helmholtz, James Clerk Maxwell, and Albert Einstein. Young has been described as "The Last Man Who Knew Everything". (Submitted on December 14, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. linguistics Egyptology
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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