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.