|born on||11 December 1781 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )|
|Place||Jedburgh, Scotland, 55n29, 2w34|
|Timezone||LMT m2w34 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||19°56' 28°45 Asc. 13°28'|
Scottish scientist, a famous Victorian who invented various optical instruments and the kaleidoscope while working in the fields of reflection, absorption and polarization of light. A prodigy, he entered the university at 12 to study for the ministry. By the time Brewster completed his studies, he had settled on science as his field. During his distinguished career he received many honors, including knighthood.
Died on 2/10/1868.
Wemyss quotes biographer Gordon, "The Life of Brewster," "born a little after midday"
- Vocation : Science : Other Science (Optics)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
- Notable : Awards : Knighted
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Honors in his field)
- Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Entered University at age 12)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Kaleidoscope, various optical instruments)