John Theophile Desaguliers
(12 Mar 1683 - 29 Feb 1744)
French-English chaplain and physicist who was an experimental assistant to Sir Isaac Newton. Desaguliers used his skills to demonstrate experiments in his own course of popular lectures to non-academic audiences. He investigated electricity, and was an active inventor and engineer.
Science Quotes by John Theophile Desaguliers (1 quote)
All the knowledge we have of nature depends upon facts; for without observations and experiments our natural philosophy would only be a science of terms and an unintelligible jargon.
— John Theophile Desaguliers
First sentence of 'Preface', Course of Experimental Philosophy (1745), Vol. 1, v.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Desaguliers's birth. 12 Mar
- John Theophilus Desaguliers: A Natural Philosopher, Engineer and Freemason in Newtonian England, by Audrey T. Carpenter. - book suggestion.