William Hyde Wollaston: astrology, horoscope, natal chart
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| ||Born:||August 6, 1766, 12:00 PM (unknown)|
|in:||East Dereham, Norfolk (United Kingdom)|
|Sun: ||13°54' Léo|| ||
|Moon:||22°05' Léo|| || |
|Dominants: ||Leo, Virgo, Aquarius|
Sun, Mercury, Mars
Fire, Earth / Fixed
|Numerology: ||Birthpath 7|
|Popularity: ||2,537 clicks, 15,525th man, 23,025th celebrity|
Biography of William Hyde Wollaston
William Hyde Wollaston FRS (6 August 1766 – 22 December 1828) was an English chemist and physicist who is famous for discovering two chemical elements and for developing a way to process platinum ore.
Wollaston was born in East Dereham, Norfolk, the son of the priest-astronomer Francis Wollaston (1737-1815) and his wife Mary Farquier. He was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge: in 1793 William obtained a doctorate in medicine from Cambridge University and was a fellow of his college from 1787 to 1828. During his studies he became interested in chemistry, crystallography, metallurgy and physics. The mineral wollastonite is named after him. In 1800 he left medicine and concentrated on pursuing these interests instead of his trained vocation.
Wollaston died in London i...
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