William Wollaston
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Born in East Dereham, Suffolk
Born on 6th of August 1766
Died on 22nd of December 1828

Born 1766. Died 1828 - English chemist.

Studied medicine at Cambridge. Invented a successful technique to produce platinum. Established business making platinum boilers, wire and other apparatus. Conducted experiments in physiology, pathology, pharmacology and botany. Wrote widely on atomic theory. Elected FRS in 1793. The mineral wollastonite was named after him.

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