John Dalton
(1766-1844)

Died aged c. 78

John Dalton FRS (6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory; and his research into colour blindness, sometimes referred to as Daltonism, in his honour.

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John Dalton (1766-1844) founder of the scientific atomic theory and president of Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society had his laboratory here

36 George Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they worked

John Dalton 1766-1844 taught natural philosophy and mathematics at the Academy on this site 1793-1800. His Atomic Theory was first presented on 21st October 1803 to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society of which he was President 1816-1844

Peace Garden, Mosley St, Manchester, United Kingdom where they taught

Portico Library - 1806 Thomas Harrison architect (1744-1829) Richard Cobden John Dalton Elizabeth Gaskell Sir Robert Peel Thomas de Quincey Peter Mark Roget were readers here

Charlotte Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they read

1766 John Dalton 1844 John Dalton. A Cumberland man worked in Manchester from 1792 until his death. He made many advances in meteorology, the physics and chemistry of gases and the theory of combustion. He is remembered above all else for his concept of atomic theory and atomic weights published in his "New System of Chemical Philosophy", 1808-1810. These stones formed part of the memorial to John Dalton at Ardwick Cemetery and were moved here when the building of the College began in 1961.

Chester Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they worked near (1792)

Stramongate School. This school, founded by the Society of Friends in 1698, occupied premises beyond this passageway from 1792 to 1932. It has connections with two famous scientists: John Dalton founder of the Atomic Theory and "father of modern chemistry", who taught here from 1781- to 1793 and Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, pioneer of stellar structure, author of "The Expanding Universe", former Chief Assistant at Greenwich Observatory, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, who was born here in 1882, his father then being the Headmaster.

Stramongate School, 52 Stramongate, Kendal, United Kingdom where they taught (1781-1793) and taught (1781-1793)

John Dalton (1766-1844). John Dalton Street was opened in 1846 by Manchester Corporation in honour of famous chemist, John Dalton, who in Manchester in 1803 announced the Atomic Theory which became the foundation of modern chemistry. President of Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society 1816-1844

Ape and Apple Public House, John Dalton Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they worked near