1875 in science


1875 in science

The year 1875 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Awards

* Copley Medal: August Wilhelm Hofmann
* Wollaston medal for Geology: Laurent-Guillaume de Koninck

Births

* February 4 - Ludwig Prandtl (d. 1953), physicist.
* June 28 - Henri Lebesgue (d. 1941), mathematician.
* October 23 - Gilbert N. Lewis (d. 1946), chemist. First to isolate deuterium.

Deaths

* February 22 - Charles Lyell (b. 1797), geologist.
* October 19 - Charles Wheatstone (b. 1802), inventor.


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