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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Antoine Lavoisier

1743-1794
France
Chemistry, Biology

Combustion;Identified Oxygen;Identified Hydrogen;Stoichiometry;Observing metabolism
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Paracelsus

1493-1541
Switzerland
Chemistry

Air is the arche Father of Toxicology: The dose makes the poison
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Joseph Priestley

1733-1804
United Kingdom
Chemistry

Discovery of oxygen
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Antoine Henri Becquerel

1852-1908
France
Physics

discovered natural radioactivity
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Frederic Joliot-Curie

1900-1958
France
Physics, Chemistry

co-discovered artificial radioactivity
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John Babtist Riccioli

1598-1671
Italy
Astronomy

made telescopic lunar studies and published detailed lunar maps in which he introduced much nomenclature for lunar objects; discovered the first double star (Mizar)
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Christiaan Huygens

1629-1695
Netherlands
Astronomy, Physics, Geodesy

discovered Saturn's first satellite, Titan, and the true shape of Saturn's rings; proposed a simple geometrical wave theory of light, now known as Huygen's principle; pioneered use of the pendulum in clocks
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Edmond Halley

1656-1742
United Kingdom
Astronomy

used his theory of cometary orbits to predict that the comet of 1682 (later named ``Halley's comet'') was periodic
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Vannevar Bush

1890-1974
USA
Computer science

Analogue computing pioneer. Originator of the Memex concept, which led to the development of Hypertext. (1930)
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Orville and Wilbur Wright

1867-1912
USA
Inventions

designed, built and flew the first powered aircraft

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