Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday (1791 - 1867)

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Michael Faraday
Born in Newington Butts, Southwark, Londonmap
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Husband of — married in St. Faith-in-the-Virgin, London, Englandmap
Died in Hampton Court, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Biography

Michael Faraday is Notable.
Michael Faraday is one of the most famous scientists of modern times. Often referred to as being the man who 'invented' electricity, Faraday was the first person to discover electromagnetic induction in 1831, the principle behind the electric transformer and generator. The BBC website notes this discovery "was crucial in allowing electricity to be transformed from a curiosity into a powerful new technology." He is also famous enough to appear on the back of English £20 notes.

Michael was born on 22nd September 1791 in Newington Butts, Southwark, London, the son of James Faraday and Margaret (Hastwell) Faraday. [1]

He married Sarah Barnard on 12 June 1821 at Newington Butts, Surrey, England.

Detail of a lithograph of Michael Faraday delivering a Christmas lecture at the Royal Institution

He was a member of the Sandemanian church, and is included in the list of members Sandemanian members list London. According to the members list, he was born in 1791, was admitted into the church in 1821 and died in 1867, occupation Scientist. He was also a Deacon and Elder in the Church. His wife Sarah was also a member and they had grown up in the church together.

He is portrayed in a famous lithograph, giving a lecture to the Royal Institution. The lithograph was by Alexander Blaikley. Both were members of the church, the Sandemanian meeting house in Islington.

Margery Ann Reid was the niece of Michael Faraday and was living with the Faradays from 1830 until 1840, and working partly as a secretary for Michael [2]

In 1851 he was living at the Royal Institution at Albermerle Street, Hanover Square with his wife Sarah (57), his niece Jane F Barnard (8), and was described as 59 year old Professor of Chemistry.[3]

In 1861 he was living at the Royal Institution at Albermerle Street, Hanover Square with his niece Jane Barnard. [4] Jane Barnard was a regular member of the Faraday entourage from the mid 1850's until his death in 1867. During the last few years of his life she lived with him and performed the duties of secretary and nurse. In his will Michael Faraday he calls her "my dear neice Jane who has now for many years been our affectionate companion and support" and she received a proportion of his estate which was second only to Sarah his wife[5].

He died in 25th August 1867 and was buried at Highgate Cemetery (West) in Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England.[6] A memorial in his honor is at Westminster Abbey.[7]

Sources

  1. A source for this information is needed.
  2. Michael Faraday: Sandemanian and Scientist by Cantor, G.N. Page 263, book published in 1991 by Macmillian Academis and Professional Ltd, Referenced by Trevor Pickup on 5th August 2018
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGFR-R7T : 8 November 2017), Michael Farraday, Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England; citing Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, p. 35, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M72G-SJR : 10 December 2017), Michael Faraday, St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. Michael Faraday: Sandemanian and Scientist by Cantor, G.N. Page 84, book published in 1991 by Macmillian Academis and Professional Ltd, Referenced by Trevor Pickup on 5th August 2018
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #325
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #20883

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Michael Faraday on the English £20 Note
Michael Faraday on the English £20 Note

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Michael Faraday Image 3

Michael Faraday Christmas Lecture detail, Detail of a lithograph of Michael Faraday delivering a Christmas lecture at the Royal Institution
Michael Faraday Christmas Lecture detail, Detail of a lithograph of Michael Faraday delivering a Christmas lecture at the Royal Institution

Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday

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On 3 Oct 2018 at 23:03 GMT Richard Youatt wrote:

Al:

Your points are well taken. I point out that it is Wikitree News that claimed that Michael Faraday was the "creator of the first electric motor". I am open to suggestions for any changes to Michael Faraday's biography as shown on Wikitree.

I do not see a biography as the best place to address the significant issues of the history of science.

On 3 Oct 2018 at 12:10 GMT Al Scott wrote:

All of the Credit Can not Go to Him or any one Man.

A Solinoid that has Linear motion is also a Motor ( used in door bells) and that came earlier.Nickola Tesla Gets the Credit for the AC Induction Motor. The Faraday Cage got its name from Faraday, Tesla invented the Tesla Coil that Creates Lightning. (Wireless Transmision of Electricity) A Person could be inside a Grounded Cage called a Faraday Cage near a Tesla Coil and not get electricuted by the Strikes hiting the Cage. Here is one Link of info https://www.engineersgarage.com/invention-stories/electric-motor-history

Faraday Cage image below https://goo.gl/images/2j9dOY

On 2 Jan 2018 at 03:10 GMT Carroll Woods wrote:



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