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Lunar Society

ORGANIZATION

Club of British scientists, met 1765 to 1813.

Founding Date:
1765

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Matthew Boulton
Business
3-Sep-1728 17-Aug-1809 Financed the early steam engine
Erasmus Darwin
Naturalist
12-Dec-1731 18-Apr-1802 English naturalist, very bad poet
Benjamin Franklin
Diplomat
17-Jan-1706 17-Apr-1790 American founding father
Derek C. Hathaway
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Harsco, 1994-2007
Jerry Pournelle
Author
7-Aug-1933   Sci-Fi collaborator with Larry Niven
Joseph Priestley
Chemist
13-Mar-1733 6-Feb-1804 Investigated gases, discovered Oxygen
James Watt
Inventor
19-Jan-1736 19-Aug-1819 Invented modern steam engine
Josiah Wedgwood
Artist
1730 3-Jan-1795 Greatest potter of all time


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