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Robert Boyle, 17th century Irish natural philosopher, (c1850). Artist: Unknown Featured Otto von Guericke Print

Robert Boyle, 17th century Irish natural philosopher, (c1850). Artist: Unknown

Robert Boyle, 17th century Irish natural philosopher, (c1850). Boyle (1627-1691) was the seventh son of the first Earl of Cork. After Eton he travelled extensively in Europe, before commencing (with his assistant Robert Hooke) experiments on improving the air pump invented by Otto von Guericke. Boyle's many experiments on air, vacuum, combustion, and respiration led to the publication in 1661 of his The Sceptical Chymist, in which he criticised current theories of matter, particularly those relating to alchemy. In 1662 he formulated Boyle's Law, which states that the pressure and volume of gas are inversely proportional. He was a founder member of the Royal Society, though in 1680 he refused to become their first president as he was unwilling to take the oath of allegiance to the monarchy. Taken from the book Old England's Worthies. (London, c1850)

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Guericke experimenting with electricity Featured Otto von Guericke Print

Guericke experimenting with electricity

Otto von Guericke (1602-1686), German physicist, operating the first static electricity generator. His generator consisted of a large ball of sulphur (yellow). When the ball was rotated and a pad rubbed against it, sparks were observed. This device was constructed in 1663. In the background (upper right) is a vacuum sphere. In an experiment unrelated to his work on electrostatics, von Guericke designed two brass hemispheres and evacuated the air from them. The hemispheres, which were held together only by external air pressure, then held a large amount of weights (seen below the hemispheres). Illustration from Physique Populaire (1891), by E. Desbeaux

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Otto von Guericke (1606-1686), German inventor, engineer and physicist, c1672. Portrait Featured Otto von Guericke Print

Otto von Guericke (1606-1686), German inventor, engineer and physicist, c1672. Portrait

Otto von Guericke (1606-1686), German inventor, engineer and physicist, c1672. Portrait from his Experimenta Nova, ut vocant, Magdeburgica, de vacuo Spatio (New Magdeburgian Experiments, as they are called, relating to a Vacuum), (Amsterdam, 1672), in which he published details of his invention of the air pump, 1650, and his experiments on the power of a vacuum. Engraving

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