Michael Faraday Facts & Quotes

A summary or history and facts about the life and times of Michael Faraday, often called the Father of Electrical Engineering, and some Michael Faraday quotes.


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A summary of some of the chief facts about Michael Faraday:

Key Michael Faraday Facts
Fact Details
Birth date 22 September 1791
Birth place Newington Butts - an area now covered by the Elephant and Castle in South London
Father Blacksmith
Death 25 August 1867
Burial Highgate Cemetery, London
First Job Bookbinder
Education Virtually self-taught initially
Major break Became assistant to Sir Humphrey Davy
Greatest discovery Electrical induction and the generator
Other discoveries Benzene

Michael Faraday quotes

There are many Michael Faraday quotes that have been captured and make interesting reading;

  • Once when asked about the secret of his success, Faraday is quoted as replying: "The secret is comprised in three words- Work, Finish, Publish."
  • Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.
  • The world little knows how many of the thoughts and theories which have passed through the mind of a scientific investigator, have been crushed in silence and secrecy by his own severe criticism and adverse examination!

There are of course very many more Michael Faraday quotes.



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