Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water in 1767. Priestly was born on March 13, 1733 into a wealthy family and died on February 6, 1804. He was tutored George Haggerstone who was the one to get him into philosophy and math. He later went to Daventry Academy to study theology. Priestley was also a historian and believed learning about the past was needed for growth. His role model was Benjamin Franklin which led him in the direction of electricity and chemistry. While in Leeds he used carbon dioxide from a local brewery to produce the first drinkable carbonated water.