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William Henry Perkin

British Chemist

Date Of Birth

12 March, 1838

Birth Place

London , England


United Kingdom

AGE (2019)

69 Years Old



Body Measurements


in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”


in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176.37 lbs

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Personal Info

Home Town







London, England, UK


City Of london School, London


Imperial College London, London Royal College Of Chemistry, London




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Death Info

14 July, 1907 (London, England )


Sir William Henry Perkin was a far-famed British chemist and a undefeated businessperson. He visited the town of London faculty for his schooling. His teacher Thomas Hall known his scientific talent and inspired him to travel for chemistry for his career. William Henry Perkin attended Royal school of Chemistry, London at the age of fifteen.He started his study on August Wilhelm von Hofmann. The chemistry wasn’t that advanced that point and was quite primitive. it absolutely was troublesome to see the arrangement of any compound’s parts

William Henry Perkin became assistant to Hoffman and helped him carrying few of the experiments for locating out the treatment of protozoal infection with antimalarial.

In absence of Hoffman, he continued with the experiments and accidentally discovered that intense purple color substance is made by extracting crude mixture part reworked from amine victimisation alcohol. Since he was inquisitive about photography and painting, William Henry Perkin mamma it more with the assistance of his brother Thomas and his friend Arthur Church.

The Trio known as this dye as ‘mauveine’ and determined to begin manufacturing it for industrial use. He requested a patent for it once receiving a promising reply from an organization head Henry M. Robert Pullar.

His discovery was at the time once European country was into a section of business Revolution and most of the material William Henry Perkin required for his product was promptly out there. He did notice difficulties like capital, price reduction, receiving acceptance etc. William Henry Perkin asked his father for the capital and concerned his brothers because the partners. the general public demand for the dye was redoubled. After it, several amine dyes were discovered. He continued analysis in chemistry throughout his life

William Henry Perkin discovered several different artificial dyes like Perkin’s inexperienced and Britannia Violet. one among the primary artificial fragrance raw materials, coumarin was discovered by him. He found the approach of manufacturing a red dye pigment from anthracene.

William Henry Perkin was honored with several prestigious awards for his contribution towards chemistry. He was elect as a Fellow of the honorary society and even received a Royal accolade and a Humphrey Davy accolade from them. William Henry Perkin was Leathersellers’ Company’s employee for forty six years and so was elect as a Master of the corporate. there’s a college named once him as ‘William Perkin Church of European country High School’ in Greenford, Middlesex.

Interesting Facts Secrets About William Henry Perkin

  • The first Aniline Dye, the Purple Mauveine was discovered by him accidentally while fining out a potential treatment for Malaria.
  • Queen Victoria wore mauve color to a royal wedding which helped in sales of the dye color. He was able to build a successful factory due to that.
  • Google honored him with a doodle on his 180th birth anniversary.

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