Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. — G. K. Chesterton

Stories of Great Scientists - Charles Gibson




Appendix II

The following list of men mentioned in the text may be of interest. They are placed in chronological order, with the dates of birth and death in front of each name:


1214–1294.Roger Bacon. 1738–1822. Sir Wm. Herschel.
1473–1543. Copernicus. 1742–1794. Antoine Lavoisier.
1540–1603. William Gilbert. 1745–1827. Alessandrino Volta.
1546–1601. Tycho Bridle. 1749–1823. Edward Jenner.
1561–1626. Sir Francis Bacon. 1749–1827. Marquis de Laplace.
1564–1642. Galileo. 1753–1814. Count Rumford.
1571–1630. Johann Kepler. 1766–1844. John Dalton.
1578–1657. William Harvey. 1773–1829. Thomas Young.
1596–1650. Rene Descartes. 1775–1836. Andre Ampere.
1602–1686. Otto von Guericke. 1777–1851. Hans Christian Oersted
1626–1691. Hon. Robert Boyle. 1778–1829. Sir Humphry Davy.
1629–1695. Christian Huygens. 1791–1867. Michael Faraday.
1632–1723. Sir Christopher Wren 1802–1875. Sir Charles Wheatstone
1635–1702. Robert Hooke. 1809–1882. Charles Darwin.
1642–1727. Sir Isaac Newton. 1811–1870. Thomas Young Simpson
1646–1716. Gottfried Leibnitz. 1818–1889. J. P. Joule.
1656–1742. Edmund Halley. 1819–1903. Sir George Stokes.
1661–1708. David Gregory. 1820–1893. John Tyndall.
1706–1790. Benjamin Franklin. 1821–1894. Hermann von Helmholtz.
1728–1799. Joseph Black. 1822–1895. Louis Pasteur.
1729–1799. Lazaro Spallanzani. 1824–1910. Sir William Huggins.
1731–1810. Hon. Henry Cavendish 1824–1907. Lord Kelvin.
1732–1807. Joseph de Lalande. 1825–1895. Thomas Huxley.
1733–1804. Rev. Joseph Priestley 1827–1912. Lord Lister.
1736–1813. Comte Lagrange.