History of Electricity and Magnetism
??? BC ??? Amber and Electricity
624/623BC-548/545BC Thales of Miletus
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1550 Distinction between electricity and magnetism
1501-1576 Girolamo Cardano
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1600 The First Use of The Term "electrica (electricus)"
1544-1603 William Gilbert
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1646 The First English Translation "electric" or "electrical" corresponding to the Latin "electrica"
1605-1682 Thomas Browne
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1672 The First Electrostatic Generator
1602-1686 Otto von Guericke
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1791 Animal Electricity
1737-1798 Luigi Galvani
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1800 Battery
1745-1827 Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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1752 Battery Tongue Test
1720-1779 Johann Georg Sulzer
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1745 Leyden Jar
1692-1761 Pieter van Musschenbroek
1700-1748 Ewald Georg von Kleist
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1744 Transmission of electricity and its speed
1703-1770 Johann Heinrich Winkler
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1733 Glass (Vitreous) Electricity and Resin (Resinous) Electricity
1698-1739 Charles François De Cisternay Du Fay
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1747 Positive (+) and Negative (-) Electricity
1706-1790 Benjamin Franklin
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1729 Conduction of Electricity through Materials
1666-1736 Stephen Gray
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1785 Coulomb's Law
1736-1806 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
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1784 Relationships between Electricity and Magnetism
1746-1823 Jan Henri van Swinden
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1820 Theory for Magnetic Effects of Electrical Current
1775-1836 André-Marie Ampère
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1820 The Discovery of Magnetic Effects of Electrical Current
1777-1851 Hans Christian Oersted
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1826 Ohm's Law
1789-1854 Georg Simon Ohm
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1831 The Discovery of Electromagnetic Induction
1791-1867 Michael Faraday
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1833 The First Documented Observation of a Semiconductor
1791-1867 Michael Faraday
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1834 Electrochemical Terms (electrode, anode, cathode, anion, cation, ...)
1791-1867 Michael Faraday
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1874 Prediction of the elementary charge or "electron"
1826-1911 George Johnstone Stoney
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1752
1858
Vaccum Discharges
1715-1787 William Watson
1814-1879 Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Geißler
1801-1868 Julius Plücker
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1869
1876
1879
1883
1892
1894
Cathode Rays
1824-1914 Johan Wilhelm Hittorf
1850-1930 Eugen Goldstein
1832-1919 William Crookes
1857-1894 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
1862-1947 Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard
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1895
1897
Discovery of Electrons
1856-1940 Joseph John Thomson
1870-1942 Jean Baptiste Perrin
1861-1928 Emil Johann Wiechert
1851-1901 George Francis FitzGerald
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1899
1903
1909
1910
Measurement of Elementary Charge
1856-1940 Joseph John Thomson
1869-1959 Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
1874-1964 Harold Albert Wilson
1868-1953 Robert Andrews Millikan
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1895
1897
1900
1916
Free Electrons in Metals
1865-1943 Pieter Zeeman
1853-1928 Hendrik Antoon
1863-1906 Paul Drude
1881-1948 Richard Chace Tolman
1890-1958 Thomas Dale Stewart
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