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

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage

26 December 1791

John DaltonJohn Dalton

06 September 1766

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

Humphry DavyHumphry Davy

17 December 1778

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish

10 October 1731

Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks

24 February 1743

Robert BrownRobert Brown

21 December 1773

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

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Mary AnningMary Anning

21 May 1799

James HuttonJames Hutton

03 June 1726

Thomas BayesThomas Bayes

1702 AD

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville

26 December 1780

John SoaneJohn Soane

10 September 1753

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

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Joseph BlackJoseph Black

16 April 1728

David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin

01 February 1698

Brook TaylorBrook Taylor

18 August 1685

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair

22 September 1759

Charles MasonCharles Mason

31 March 1728

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Thomas AddisonThomas Addison

02 April 1793

William CullenWilliam Cullen

15 April 1710

Charles BellCharles Bell

12 November 1774

Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers

17 March 1780

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed

19 August 1646

John ArbuthnotJohn Arbuthnot

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Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick

22 March 1785

James BruceJames Bruce

14 December 1730

William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston

06 August 1766

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart

William SturgeonWilliam Sturgeon

22 May 1783

John PlayfairJohn Playfair

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William SmithWilliam Smith

23 March 1769

William JonesWilliam Jones

John KeillJohn Keill

01 December 1671

Alexander WilsonAlexander Wilson

1714 AD

Thomas YoungThomas Young

13 June 1773

Robert SimsonRobert Simson

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William WalesWilliam Wales
Patrick KellyPatrick Kelly

William KirbyWilliam Kirby

19 September 1759