The Great Faraday

The Discoveries of Micheal Faraday

Who is Michael Faraday ?

He was born in 1791 in and died in 1867. Faraday was a British chemist and physicist who contributed significantly to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.


Michael Faraday was born on 22 September 1791 in south London In a town called Newton Butts. His family was not well off and Faraday received only a basic formal education. When he was 14, he was apprenticed to a local bookbinder and during the next seven years, educated himself by reading books on a wide range of scientific subjects. In 1812, Faraday attended four lectures given by the chemist Humphrey Davy at the Royal Institution. Faraday subsequently wrote to Davy asking for a job as his assistant. Davy turned him down but in 1813 appointed him to the job of chemical assistant at the Royal Institution.



  • He Married Sarah Bernard .
  • He inspired James C. Maxwell
  • He was rejected a lot of times

What he did

Faraday, having discussed the problem with the two men, went on to build two devices to produce what he called electromagnetic rotation which is a continuous circular motion from the circular magnetic force around a wire.
Faraday Motor demonstration