Robert Boyle: Robert Boyle was born in Lismore Castle in 1627. He studied Galileo’s work and he went to the Invisible College (a secret college that was unknown to most people). While he was in the Invisible college he learned mostly about chemistry. He learned about the vacuum pump in 1657. He made a very popular book called “The Skeptical Chemist”. More people were starting to like Boyle’s work after his first book was published. He didn’t believe in the four elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air). Around 1660 King Charles II started paying for Boyle’s college bills. Robert Boyle impacted history because he moved science away from alchemy (believed to be perfect by the Egyptians) towards modern science. Robert Boyle died 1687. My favorite part about Robert Boyle is that he made a ground-breaking book and I want to make a book just like he did.