Faraday, Michael

(1791–1867)
English scientist. The son of a blacksmith, Faraday was apprenticed to a bookbinder when he attracted the attention of Sir Humphrey Davy in 1812. His discovery of electro-magnetic ‘lines of force’ and his view of the atom as merely a centre of force opened up field theory, and itself owed ancestry to the views of Kant, and especially Boscovich.

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