Richard Kirwan
 

Richard Kirwan

CHEMIST,MINERALOGIST,METEOR.GEO.

It was whilst at university in Poitiers, France that Richard Kirwan developed an interest in chemistry. From 1777, he established a reputation as a scientist and a strenuous supporter of the Phlogiston Theory and his essay on that subject became his best-known work. He also spent considerable time in the study of meteorology and constructed a reference table which showed the temperature of all latitudes between the equator and the poles.

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Richard Kirwan Print

This beautiful print of Richard Kirwan (1733 - 1812) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of Richard Kirwan printed beside the portrait.

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