Charles Hatchett 1765 - 1847

British; English
born in:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Elected to the FRS in 1797. In 1798 he was awarded the Copley medal by the Royal Society. About 1800 he employed the young William Thomas Brande in his laboratory. In 1801 Hatchett discovered a new metal in a mineral from North America, naming this metal ‘columbium’. He observed the formation of bitumen from vegetable matter and examined Bovey coal. In 1808 he was a founder member and president of the Animal Chemistry Club, a special-interest group within the Royal Society.