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William Gilbert, 1544 - 1603, United Kingdom, United Kingdom


English physician, physicist and natural philosopher (astronomer). He passionately rejected both the prevailing Aristotelian philosophy and the Scholastic method of university teaching. He is remembered today largely for his book De Magnete (1600), and is credited as one of the originators of the term electricity. He is regarded by some as the father of electrical engineering or electricity and magnetism. He discovered that earth is magnetic, and diurnal rotation but not for heliocentrism. He coined the New Latin term of Electricus, which means Like Amber (since Ancient Egyptian and Greeks, people have discovered rubber amber with feather create repulsion). He argued that electricity and magnetism are not the same thing. He was the personal physician of Elizabeth I.
William, , Gilbert
Alternative Name: William Gilberd
People type: science
Achievement: Coined the term Electricus
Astronomer, magnetism and electricity
1544-05-24
1603-11-30
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