Find out more about the greatest 18th Century British Scientists, including Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, John Dalton, Humphry Davy and William Herschel.
Michael FaradayMichael Faraday

22 September 1791

25 August 1867

Newington Butts

Virgo

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage

26 December 1791

18 October 1871

London

Capricorn

John DaltonJohn Dalton

06 September 1766

27 July 1844

Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England

Virgo

Humphry DavyHumphry Davy

17 December 1778

29 May 1829

Penzance

Sagittarius

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

06 February 1804

Birstall

Aries

Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

22 February 1875

Angus

Scorpio

Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish

10 October 1731

24 February 1810

Nice

Libra

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

14 January 1742

Haggerston, Shoreditch, London, England

Scorpio

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks

24 February 1743

19 June 1820

London

Pisces

Robert BrownRobert Brown

21 December 1773

10 June 1858

Montrose

Sagittarius

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

13 October 1866

Kingston on Soar

Aquarius

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

21 August 1822

Hanover

Scorpio

Mary AnningMary Anning

21 May 1799

09 March 1847

Lyme Regis

Taurus

William SmithWilliam Smith

23 March 1769

28 August 1839

Churchill

Aries

Thomas BayesThomas Bayes

1702 AD

07 April 1761

London, United Kingdom

David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

10 February 1868

Jedburgh

Sagittarius

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

06 March 1866

Lancaster

Gemini

Joseph BlackJoseph Black

16 April 1728

06 December 1799

Bordeaux

Aries

John SoaneJohn Soane

10 September 1753

20 January 1837

Reading

Virgo

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville

26 December 1780

28 November 1872

Jedburgh

Capricorn

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair

22 September 1759

11 February 1823

Dundee

Virgo

Charles MasonCharles Mason

31 March 1728

25 October 1786

Oakridge

Aries

Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin

01 February 1698

14 June 1746

Argyll

Aquarius

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed

19 August 1646

31 December 1719

Derbyshire

Leo

Charles BellCharles Bell

12 November 1774

28 April 1842

Edinburgh

Scorpio

William CullenWilliam Cullen

15 April 1710

05 February 1790

Hamilton

Aries

Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers

17 March 1780

30 May 1847

Anstruther

Pisces

Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick

22 March 1785

27 January 1873

Dent

Aries

William SturgeonWilliam Sturgeon

22 May 1783

04 December 1850

Whittington

Gemini

John ArbuthnotJohn Arbuthnot

William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston

06 August 1766

22 December 1828

Norfolk

Leo

James BruceJames Bruce

14 December 1730

27 April 1794

Stirling

Sagittarius

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart

John AdairJohn Adair

John PlayfairJohn Playfair
Alexander WilsonAlexander Wilson

William JonesWilliam Jones
John KeillJohn Keill

William WalesWilliam Wales

Robert SimsonRobert Simson

Patrick KellyPatrick Kelly
William KirbyWilliam Kirby

19 September 1759

04 July 1850

Witnesham, Suffolk, England

Virgo

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