By: Cody Dupuy
Birth and Death
Michael Faraday was born September 22, 1791.
He died at Hampton Court, London, England on August 25, 1867. His health began to deteriorate and he stopped researching
Early Life and Education
Michael’s mother, the former Margaret Hastwell, was the mainstay of the family. She made do with what she had for material needs, but clearly offered her younger son that emotional security which gave him the strength in later life to reject all social and political distinctions as irrelevant to his own sense of dignity. She died in 1838.
Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.
The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.
In 1813, when Davy damaged his eyesight in an accident with nitrogen trichloride, he decided to employ Faraday as an assistant. Coincidentally one of the Royal Institution's assistants, John Payne, was sacked, and Sir Humphry Davy was asked to find a replacement; thus he appointed Faraday as Chemical Assistant at the Royal Institution on 1 March 1813.
Where he Lived and Acheivements
Won the Coply Medal twice, Royal Medal twice and the Rumford Medal once
Sir Humphrey Davy was his inspiration at the beginning.
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