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Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday was a English scientist born in 1791 and is remembered today because of his work in electricity and magnetism. Had it not been for Faraday’s work and inventions we would probably still be without generator produced electricity.

Faraday’s greatest discovery occurred on October 28th, 1831. During one of his experiments he learned that electricity could be generated by means of magnetism. This discovery was not put to use until 40 years later in the arc light dynamo.

Faraday was one of the greatest scientist of his day conducting research in areas such as chemistry, geology, heat, optical glass, and mechanics. Michael Faraday died in 1867 a true leader in many fields of science.