Josiah I Wedgwood


Master-potter. Founded the Wedgwood pottery works at Etruria, Staffordshire. Grandfather of CD and Emma Darwin. Interested in experimental chemistry. Contributed several papers on the measurement of high temperatures to the Royal Society of London’s Philosophical Transactions. Associated with scientists and scientific societies. FRS 1783.

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