Archive for December, 1691

December 30, 1691

Robert Boyle, a famous 17th century chemist and physicist, died on this day in 1691 at the age of 64. Boyle was born in Co. Waterford to a wealthy Irish family. His father Richard Boyle was the 1st Earl of Cork and held a great deal of land. He attended Eton College in England. HeRead more..