Faraday, Michaël, 1791-1867

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Dates:
Birth 1791-09-22
Death 1867-08-25
Britons
English, French

Biographical notes:

English chemist and physicist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Royal Institution, to Benjamin Dockray, 1856 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 607104668

Chemist, physicist.

From the description of Michael Faraday letter, 1836. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 77010683

English natural philosopher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institution", to an unidentified professor, 1831 May 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527321

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to P. A. Favre in Paris, 1854 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270523969

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institute", to Otto Ernst Julius Seyffer, 1848 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527313

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institution", to Mr. Balmanno, 1829 Feb. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527299

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institute", to Mrs. Cross, 1856 Jun. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527307

Physicist and chemist; Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Letters, 1836-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81574286

Physicist and chemist (electromagnetic induction). At the Royal Institution as superintendent (1821-1825), director of the laboratory (1825-1833); and professor of chemistry from 1833.

From the description of Correspondence with B. Abbott, 1812-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82693720

From the description of Papers, 1809-1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82949119

From the description of Papers, 1810-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78729869

From the description of Correspondence with J. D. Forbes, 1832-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122372754

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1840-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84487407

From the description of Letters. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155003693

From the description of Correspondence, 1832-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155005519

English physicist and chemist.

From the description of Letter, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122645517

Michael Faraday was an English chemist and physicist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Faraday was the first and foremost Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, a position to which he was appointed for life.

From the description of Letter to Charles Thornton Coathupe, 1839, April 11. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 502017610

Apprenticed to a book binder but devoted his spare time to science. He was engaged by Sir Humphry Davy as his assistant at the Royal Institution and visted the continent with Davy. In 1827 Faraday succeeded Davy at the Royal Institution and he was made D. C. L. 1832. He carried out a large number of researches of the highest class and made numerous discoveries of cardinal importance. He discovered induced electricity 1831, electrotonic state of matter 1831, equivalents in electro-chemical decompostion 1834, etc. F. R. S. 1824.

From the description of Papers, 1825-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81639585

Physicist and chemist (electromagnetic induction). At the Royal Institution as superintendent, 1821-1825; director of the laboratory, 1825-1833; and professor of chemistry from 1833.

From the description of Holograph letter to Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau, 20 May, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84244075

From the description of Selected papers [microform], 1805-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79756857

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