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Hooke, Robert

Born: 1635 AD
Died: 1703 AD

1635 – Robert Hooke, born on the 18th of July in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, S England, UK. He was a Chemist and Biologist.

1662 – He studied at Oxford, became curator of experiments to the Royal Society.

1665 – The Gregorian telescope and microscope are materially his inventions, with which he made important observations, many of which were published in his Micrographia.

1677 – He was appointed its secretary. He formulated the law governing elasticity (Hooke’s law), and invented the balance spring for watches.

1703 – He died in London on the 3rd of March. He amassed a sizeable sum of money during his career in London, which was found in his room at Gresham College after his death.