1627 – Boyle – bio

Robert Boyle was born in 1627 in Ireland and was known primarily as a chemist and his formulation that is called, “Boyle’s Law”. This describes the inverse relationship between the pressure and the volume of a gas. Boyle discovered that sound does not travel in the absence of air but that light does. His work marks a transition in history from alchemy to chemistry and he is considered to be the father of modern chemistry. He hired Robert Hooke as his assistant. Boyle also did work as a physicist, inventor and religious philosopher.

PRECURSOR:
-0400 – Democritus
-0287 – Archimedes
1136 – al-Jazari
1206 – suction pump
1473 – Copernicus
1509 – Telesio
1561 – Bacon
1564 – Galileo

CONCURRENT:
1596 – Descartes
1608 – Torricelli
1623 – Pascal
1629 – Huygens
1635 – Hooke
1646 – Leibniz
1642 – Newton
1650 – vacuum pump

SUBSEQUENT:
1743 – Lavoisier
1855 – vacuum tube
1871 – Rutherford

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