See also:English chemist, was
See also:born at
See also:Hull on the 1st of
See also:August 1817 . He studied chemistry first at
See also:Glasgow under
See also:Thomson; then at University
See also:London, in the laboratory of A . T . Thomson (1778-1849), the
See also:professor of medical
See also:jurisprudence, also attending Thomas
See also:Graham's lectures; and finally at
See also:Giessen under Liebig . On his return to England from Germany he acted for a
See also:year er so as assistant to his old
See also:master A . T . Thomson at University College, and in 1843, after spending a
See also:time in the study of
See also:calico dyeing and printing near Manchester, accepted the directorship of the chemical laboratory at the famous experimental station established by
See also:Sir J . B . Lawes at Rothamsted, near St Albans, for the systematic and scientific study of
See also:agriculture . This position he held for fifty-eight years, until his
See also:death on the 23rd of
See also:December 1901 . The
See also:work which he carried out during that long
See also:period in collaboration with Lawes was of a most comprehensive character, involving the application of many branches of science, such as chemistry, meteorology, botany, animal and
See also:vegetable physiology, and geology; and its influence in improving the methods of
See also:practical agriculture extended all over the civilized
See also:world .
See also:Gilbert was chosen a
See also:fellow of the Royal Society in 186o, and in 1867 was awarded a royal medal jointly with Lawes .
In 188o he presided over the ChemicalSection of the
See also:British Association at its
See also:meeting at
See also:Swansea, and in 1882 he was
See also:president of the London Chemical Society, of which he had been a member almost from its foundation in 1841 . For six years from 1884 he filled the Sibthorpian
See also:chair of rural
See also:economy at
See also:Oxford, and he was also an honorary professor at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester . He was knighted in 1893, the year in which the
See also:jubilee of the Rothamsted experiments was celebrated .
SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT (c. 1539-1583)
SIR WILLIAM SCHWENK GILBERT (1836– )
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