Happy Birthday to Michael Faraday!

Say Hello to our favourite Virgo, Michael Faraday, a man with humble beginnings who made huge contributions to the fields of Physics and Chemistry.


Michael Faraday was born on September 22, 1791 in South London. As a child, Faraday's family was very poor and he received only a basic formal education. At the age of 14, Faraday became an apprentice to a local bookbinder. Over the next seven years, Faraday educated himself in many scientific subjects by reading books. In 1813, Faraday was appointed to the job of Chemical Assistant at the Royal Institute, despite being turned down only one year prior. In 1831, Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. With his principles, Faraday would go on to invent the electric dynamo, a predecessor to modern day power generators and electric motors.



Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.
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