Scottish (French-born) chemist
1728 - Joseph Black was born on the 16th of April.
1746 - He entered the University of Glasgow.
Studied at Edinburgh University and then thoroughly studied properties of carbon dioxide.
1755 - Discovered the carbon dioxide.
1756 - He described how carbonates become more alkaline when they lose carbon dioxide.
1757 - Appointed Regius Professor of the Practice of Medicine at the University of Glasgow.
1759-1763 - Between these years he evolved that theory of "latent heat".
1761 - He discovered that ice absorbs heat without changing temperature when melting.
1799 - Joseph Black died on the 6th of December.
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