Benjamin Silliman

Chemist, Academic

1779 – 1864

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Who was Benjamin Silliman?

Benjamin Silliman was an early American chemist and science educator. He was one of first American professors of science, at Yale College, the first person to distill petroleum, and a founder of the American Journal of Science, the oldest scientific journal in the United States.

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Born
Aug 8, 1779
Trumbull
Also known as
  • Benjamin Silliman, Sr.
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Yale University
    ( - 1796)
  • University of Edinburgh
    (1805 - )
  • Master of Arts, Yale University
    ( - 1799)
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Chemistry
Employment
  • Yale University
Died
Nov 24, 1864
New Haven
Resting place
Grove Street Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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