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Joseph Priestley

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Joseph Priestley
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Age70 (age at death)
Birthday 13 March, 1733
Birthplace Fieldhead, Birstall, West Yorkshire, England
Died 6 February, 1804
Place of Death Northumberland, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality British
Occupation Chemist
Claim to Fame He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen
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Joseph Priestley FRS (24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1733 – 6 February 1804) was an English chemist, natural philosopher, separatist theologian, grammarian, multi-subject educator, and liberal political theorist who published over 150 works. He has historically been credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have strong claims to the discovery, Scheele having discovered it in 1772, two years before Priestley.

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