William Henry Preece
British scientistDied when: 79 years 264 days (956 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Sir William Henry Preece (15 February 1834 – 6 November 1913) was a Welsh electrical engineer and inventor.Preece relied on experiments and physical reasoning in his life's work.
Upon his retirement from the Post Office in 1899, Preece was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 1899 Birthday Honours.