1761 – Born in Trewarthenick, Cornwall England on the 25th of December.
1784 – He was educated at Bristol Grammar School, where he became interested in chemistry, then after two years with a private tutor entered St John’s College, Cambridge from where he graduated.
1790 – He married Charlotte Anne Gwatkin in 1790 and they had one daughter.
1791 – While studying ilmenite from the Manaccan valley, he isolated the calx of an unknown metal which he named manaccanite.
– Martin Heinrich Klaproth discovered what we now known as titanium in the mineral rutile.
– He named it Titanium after the Titans of Greek Mythology, eventually it was clarified that Gregor made the discovery first
– Gregor was credited with the discovery, but the element kept the name chosen by Klaproth. Gregor later found titanium in corundum from Tibet, and in a tourmaline from a local tin mine.
1817 – Died of tuberculosis on the 11th of June and was buried in a nearby churchyard.