History of Science

People

Copernicus

1473 - 1543

Paracelsus

1493 - 1541

Nicolo Tartaglia

1499 - 1557

Vesalius

1524 - 1564

Heironymus Fabricius

1537 - 1619

Tycho Brahe

1546 - 1601

Simon Stevin

1548 - 1620

Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

Galileo

1564 - 1642

Kepler

1571 - 1630

Van Helmont

1580 - 1644

William Harvey

1587 - 1657

Descartes

1596 - 1650

Robert Boyle

1627 - 1691

Newton

1642 - 1727

Hans Sloane

1660 - 1753

physician and collector

Carl Linnaeus

1707 - 1778

Josiah Wedgewood

1730 - 1795

Joseph Priestly

1733 - 1804

Philosophical Materialist

Pierre Joseph Desault

1738 - 1795

hospital training

Joseph Banks

1743 - 1820

Botanist

Lavoisier

1743 - 1794

Laplace

1749 - 1827

Antoine Fourcroy

1755 - 1809

read little, see much, do much

Pierre Cabanis

1757 - 1808

The medicine of observation

von Humboldt

1769 - 1859

Xavier Bichat

1771 - 1802

Father of histology

Rene Laennec

1781 - 1826

Diseases of the Chest
Physical examination

Francois Magendie

1783 - 1855

further work on experimental physiology

Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis

1787 - 1872

Methode Numerique

Justus von Liebig

1803 - 1873

Darwin

1809 - 1882

James Joule

1818 - 1889

Gregor Mendel

1822 - 1884

Louis Pasteur

1822 - 1895

Francis Galton

1822 - 1911

Proposed the idea of eugenics

Lord Kelvin

1824 - 1907

James Maxwell

1831 - 1879

Robert Koch

1843 - 1910

Koch's Postulates

Wiliam Roentgen

1845 - 1923

Albert Michelson

1852 - 1931

Henri Becquerel

1852 - 1908

JJ Thompson

1856 - 1940

Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

Thomas Hunt Morgan

1866 - 1945

Drosphilia genetics

Ernest Rutherford

1871 - 1937

Oswald Avery

1877 - 1955

showed nucleic acid as essential to heredity

Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

Arthur Eddington

1882 - 1944

Sir Henry Tizard

1885 - 1959

Niels Bohr

1885 - 1962

Enrico Fermi

1901 - 1954

Francis Crick

1916 - 2004

James Watson

1928 - Present

Notable texts

Dawn of moveable print with Gutenerg's Bible

1456

De Revolutionibus

1543

First English version of De Revolutionibus

1576

Courtesy of Digges.

Brahe's "Recent Phenomena of the Aetherial World"

1588

Kepler's "Cosmographic Mystery"

1595

Kepler's "New Astronomy"

1609

Kepler's "Eptiome"

1619

Harvey's "De Motu Cordis"

1628

Descartes' "Princriples of Mechanics"

1644

Descartes' laws of mechanics

1644

Principia

1687

Opticks

1704

Stephen Hales' "Vegetable Staticks"

1727

Matlhus' "Principle of Population"

1798

Paley's "Natural Theology"

1802

Lyell's "Principles of Geology"

1833

Origin of Species

1859

The Interpretation Of Dreams

1900

Theory of Special Relativity

1905

Sexual THeory

1905

double helix structure in "nature"

25 april 1953

Important events

Uraniborg built by Brahe

1578

Trial and imprisonment of Galileo

1633

Boyle's air pum

1660

Robert Hooke apointed as Curator of Experiments

1662

Newton's two prism experiment

1666

Union of Scotland and England

1707

Rule Britannia

First self aware mention of the revolution

1773

Nitrous Air Test for Phlogiston

1774

First Calorimeter

1783

French Revolution

1789 - 1815

Geological Society created

1807

Royal Astronomical Society created

1820

The Voyage of the Beagle

1831 - 1836

"Scientist" coined by Whewell

1833

X-RAY EXPERIMENT

1895

Cathode ray tube expt.

1897

Mental Health Act

1930

First Sustained chain reaction

December, 1942

Franck Declaration

1945

Hiroshima

6 August 1945

Nagasaki

9 August 1945