The particle and the planet are subject to the same laws and what is learned of one will be known of the other.
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|Death:||27th June, 1829|
|Profession:||Chemist, Mineralogist, Philanthropist|
James Smithson was born in Paris, France. He was an English chemist and mineralogist. He was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution. He was educated and eventually naturalized in England. He studied chemistry and mineralogy at Pembroke College, Oxford. Smithson's research work was eclectic. He studied subjects ranging from coffee making to the use of calamine, eventually renamed smithsonite, in making brass. He also studied the chemistry of human tears, snake venom and other natural occurrences. He was nominated to the Royal Society of London by Henry Cavendish and was made a fellow on 26 April 1787. He socialized and worked with scientists Joseph Priestley, Sir Joseph Banks, Antoine Lavoisier, and Richard Kirwan. He was never married.
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