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Why should I know William Whewell?

English polymath, scientist and philosopher William Whewell was Master of Trinity College in Cambridge. He came up with many new scientific terms like linguistics, astigmatism and even the words scientist and physicist! It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it. Thanks, Bill!

Born May 24, 1794
Died March 06, 1866

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"Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy in England" Quotes

“Every failure is a step to success.”

William Whewell
Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy in England