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Michael Faraday

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Michael Faraday Marker
Man of Science
Apprentice here.
B · 1791.
D · 1867.

Erected 1876 by Royal Society of Arts.
Location. 51° 31.108′ N, 0° 9.255′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Blandford Street just east of Chiltern Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Blandford Street, City of Westminster, England W1U 7HU, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Milner (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Robert Godley (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Sir Julius Benedict (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Benedict Arnold (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Wilkie Collins (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Simσn Bolνvar (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir F. Paolo Tosti (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); James Smithson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Michael Faraday (BBC). "Faraday was a British chemist and physicist
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Michael Faraday Marker - Wide View
who contributed significantly to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry....In 1831, Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, the principle behind the electric transformer and generator. This discovery was crucial in allowing electricity to be transformed from a curiosity into a powerful new technology. During the remainder of the decade he worked on developing his ideas about electricity. He was partly responsible for coining many familiar words including 'electrode', 'cathode' and 'ion'. Faraday's scientific knowledge was harnessed for practical use through various official appointments, including scientific adviser to Trinity House (1836-1865) and Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich (1830-1851)." (Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 

2. Michael Faraday (Wikipedia). "Michael Faraday FRS (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. It was by his research on the magnetic field around a conductor carrying a direct current that Faraday established the basis for the concept of the electromagnetic field in physics. Faraday also
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Matthew Brady (daguerreotype image courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1850
3. Michael Faraday
established that magnetism could affect rays of light and that there was an underlying relationship between the two phenomena. He similarly discovered the principles of electromagnetic induction and diamagnetism, and the laws of electrolysis. His inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices formed the foundation of electric motor technology, and it was largely due to his efforts that electricity became practical for use in technology....As a chemist, Faraday discovered benzene, investigated the clathrate hydrate of chlorine, invented an early form of the Bunsen burner and the system of oxidation numbers, and popularised terminology such as "anode", "cathode", "electrode" and "ion". Faraday ultimately became the first and foremost Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution, a lifetime position." (Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 

3. Michael Faraday Biography (YouTube, CloudBiography, 2 min.). (Submitted on October 27, 2017.)
Additional keywords. electricity physics chemistry
Categories. Science & Medicine
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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