Michael Faraday's Discovery Of Electricity In The 18th-19th Century

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In the 18th to 19th century, the world of electricity was seen as a bit of a mystery to scientists of these days. Although it was a mystery, scientists were still aware of this phenomena. A few facts were known here and there about the subject, but there were really no known examinations or experiments on it. Like all other sciences, electricity would not be advanced until scientists actually realized that it was something worth exploring. In A Century of Electricity, the author writes, “Electricity as a science was above all other areas of science in that it depended for its development on experimentation” (Syndor 1). But, once scientists knew of its importance, the subject started to take off. Dr. William Gilbert of England was one of the first to explore electricity with his idea of magnetism. Gilbert and some of his students, such as Robert Boyle, started experimenting and the science was broken wide open. They starting hinting at the ideas of sound and light travel and the resemblance between the electric spark …show more content…
While he lived, he was offered a burial in Westminster Abbey with the Britain’s kings and queens and other honorable scientists. He turned this offer down so that he could be buried with his wife, Sarah, in full modesty. Michael Faraday lived an incredible life. He came from a very poor family with little formal education and grew up to become one of the greatest scientists to ever live. He made brilliant discoveries that changed electricity and technology forever. But, one of his greatest achievements was being a very modest and humble person. In that time period, it was very rare to find one of these kinds of scientists. He took what he was given and made the most out of it. He followed the trails of some of the great scientists of his days and made a name for himself. For these reasons, Michael Faraday will always be known as one of the most prolific scientists of the 19th

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