Perkin, William Henry 1860 - 1929


William Henry Perkin was born on 17 June 1860 in Sudbury, the elder son of Sir William Henry Perkin (1838–1907).

Perkin was the first professor of chemistry at the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh and became professor of organic chemistry at Owens College in 1890, where he created an internationally renowned school.