Michael Faraday

1791 - 1867

Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday (; 22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Although Faraday received little formal education, he was one of the most influential scientists in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Faraday has received more than 4,405,220 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Michael Faraday ranks 5 out of 659Before him are Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Stephen Hawking. After him are Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, James Clerk Maxwell, André-Marie Ampère, Pierre Curie, and Ernest Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1791, Michael Faraday ranks 1After him are Samuel Morse, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Charles Babbage, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Bopp, James Buchanan, Francesco Hayez, and Franz Grillparzer. Among people deceased in 1867, Michael Faraday ranks 1After him are Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Maximilian I of Mexico, Théodore Rousseau, Emperor Kōmei, Franz Bopp, Otto of Greece, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Maria Theresa of Austria.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Faraday ranks 16 out of 5,347Before him are John Locke (1632), Stephen Hawking (1942), James Watt (1736), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), and Thomas Hobbes (1588). After him are Henry VIII of England (1491), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), James Cook (1728), Charles Dickens (1812), Agatha Christie (1890), and Richard I of England (1157).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Michael Faraday ranks 3Before him are Isaac Newton (1643) and Stephen Hawking (1942). After him are James Clerk Maxwell (1831), James Prescott Joule (1818), Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Paul Dirac (1902), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), and William Gilbert (1544).