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                                        Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday was a British physicist and chemist born in London, United Kingdom on September 22, 1791. He came from a very poor family and became one of the greatest scientists in the world. His father was a blacksmith. He worked in the field of electrochemistry and electromagnetism.

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  • After getting basic education, at the age of 14, he started working as a delivery boy for a bookshop. Later, he worked as a bookbinder.
  • While working as a bookbinder, he started reading books he bind. This was the starting of his interest in science.
  • In 1812, he attended a series of four lectures to be delivered by Humphry Davy and John Tatum.
  • After taking notes of those lectures he wrote a book of around 300 pages and sent to Davy as a tribute. Later, he worked as a temporarily assistant to day and in 1813, he was appointed as a chemical assistant by Davy at the Royal Institution.
  • At the Royal Institution, he was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1824.
  • He is best known for introducing the law of electrolysis.
  • In 1831, he discovered electromagnetic induction.
  • On June 12, 1821, he married Sarah Barnard.
  • Faraday has an SI unit named in his honor.
  • He turned down a burial in Westminster Abbey.




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