William Thomas Brande
After having left the Westminster School in 1802 he is apprentice of his brother, a Apothicaire, in order to devote itself to the Médecine but he directs himself towards chemistry, field which he acquires during his spare time. In 1812 he becomes chemistry teacher of the Apothecaries' Society and off gives courses to replace Sir Humphry Davy in front of the Board Agriculture , ancestor of the current ministry for agriculture in Great Britain. It succeeds Davy with the pulpit of chemistry of the Royal Institution. Davy Humphry and Brande are the first to insulate the Lithium by electrolysis in 1818.
Its Manual off Chemistry published in 1819 is very popular. It off publishes also a Dictionary Science, Literature and Art in 1842. He dies in Tunbridge Wells during the preparation of a new edition of this dictionary.
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