Joseph Priestley




He was an English minister who devoted his life to scientific experiments after being inspired by a personal visit from Benjamin Franklin. He worked extensively with gases, discovered “dephlogisticated air” (oxygen), and concocted carbonated water as a refreshing beverage. Owing to his political views (sympathizer of the French and American revolutions), his home and laboratory were destroyed by a mob in 1791, and he immigrated to the United States.



  1. "Joseph Priestley " article in the Hexagon of Alpha Chi Sigma

  2. Birmingham, England

  3. Daventry, England

  4. Leeds, England

  5. Warrington, England

  6. London, England (Hackney)

  7. Northumberland, Pennsylvania


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