John Dalton was born on September 6, 1766 in Cumberland England.
Dalton was the son of a Quaker weaver. At the age of
twelve, he started teaching at
school, and later, he taught math and chemistry in public and private.
He taught chemistry at New College for six years, although
other than that, Dalton had
no knowledge in chemical research. Although color blind, Dalton was not
from making many important discoveries, and Laws. He kept recordings that
had a lot of information, but they often lacked exactness.
What is now considered
to be one of his greatest achievements is his diary he kept, holding about
200,000 entries of all his meteorological observations. Dalton developed
the atomic theory, which stated that all elements are
composed of tiny indestructible
particles called atoms, and atoms are all alike and have the same atomic
weight. Later, he came up with the law of Partial Pressures
which he called Dalton’s
John Dalton suffered a series of strokes before his death on
the 27th of May, 1844.