Michael Faraday

1791 - 1867

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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 5,339,055 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 135 in 2019). Michael Faraday is the 5th most popular physicist, the 16th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 3rd most popular British Physicist.

Michael Faraday was a British scientist who is most famous for his work with electricity and electromagnetism. He is credited with inventing the electric motor and dynamo.

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Among physicists, Michael Faraday ranks 5 out of 721Before him are Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Stephen Hawking. After him are Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, and Ernest Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1791, Michael Faraday ranks 1After him are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, James Buchanan, Franz Bopp, 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, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Princess Sophie of Saxony.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Faraday ranks 16 out of 6,924Before him are Winston Churchill (1874), James Watt (1736), Stephen Hawking (1942), Ragnar Lodbrok (850), Queen Victoria (1819), and Thomas Hobbes (1588). After him are Henry VIII of England (1491), Richard III of England (1452), Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and Alan Turing (1912).

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Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Michael Faraday ranks 3Before him are Isaac Newton (1643) and Stephen Hawking (1942). After him are James Prescott Joule (1818), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), Paul Dirac (1902), William Gilbert (1544), James Chadwick (1891), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869).