Michael Faraday

Standard Name: Faraday, Michael


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Friends, Associates Anna Swanwick
Friends, Associates Augusta Ada Byron
AAB remained close friends with Mary Somerville's family, and particularly with her eldest son by her first marriage, Woronzow Greig , for the rest of her life. Somerville not only fostered Ada's mathematical aptitude, but...
Friends, Associates Caroline Frances Cornwallis
CFC had a large and diverse group of friends and acquaintances who shared her multitude of interests. Some were scientists, like Michael Faraday ; others were scholars, such as Sismondi and the orientalist Samuel Birch
Friends, Associates Jane Marcet
JM probably knew her husband's friends Edward Jenner and William Hyde Wollaston ; she certainly knew and corresponded with John Yelloy . She was a friend on her own account of Margaret Bryan ,
Marcet, Jane. “Introduction”. Chemistry in the Schoolroom: 1806, edited by Hazel Rossotti, AuthorHouse, p. i - xxi.
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Instructor Augusta Ada Byron
Lady Byron employed a number of governesses to educate the young AAB at their various country homes. From the age of five Ada received full-time instruction in arithmetic, grammar, spelling, reading, music, geography, drawing, and...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Marcet
The Literary Review noted that so far as it knew, this was the first work any thing like a system of chemistry to be written by a lady. Although it maintained a masculinist stance...
Literary responses Jane Marcet
The recent revival of interest in women's writing has done something for JM 's reputation, though it has to contend with such historical ignorance as the bookseller's catalogue quoted above. The strongest recent boost to...
Textual Production Mary Somerville
MS had set out to determine whether the chemical rays of the sun exhibited behaviour analogous to light rays and caloforic rays when passing through a range of solid materials. Using Michael Faraday 's light-sensitive...
Textual Production Mary Somerville
As was normal practice for scientific texts at the time, MS had canvassed a number of her learned friends for aid in preparing and proofreading her manuscript. Lord Brougham , Michael Faraday , James Forbes


1831: Charles Wheatstone and William Fothergill...

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Charles Wheatstone and William Fothergill created the first electric telegraph.

28 October 1831: Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated...

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28 October 1831

Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the induction of electromagnetic current.

1833: Michael Faraday produced aluminum by means...

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Michael Faraday produced aluminum by means of electrolysis.

25 January 1839: William Henry Fox Talbot's invention, photogenic...

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25 January 1839

William Henry Fox Talbot 's invention, photogenic drawing (using what later became known as a photographic negative), was exhibited by Michael Faraday to the Royal Society in London.


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