Electric inventions

  • Stephen Gray

    Stephen Gray discovers the conduction of electricity
  • Charles Francois du Fay

    Charles Francois du Fay discovered that electricity is positively and negatively charged.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin discovers that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a storm, with a key attached to the string
  • Luigi Galvani

    Luigi Galvani
    Luigi Galvani discovered bioelectricity, when a frog's muscle twitched from a spark
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta
    Alessandro Volta creates the first wet cell battery. He proved that electricity can travel across wires.
  • Hans Oersted

    Hans Oersted
    Hans Oersted found that electricity and magnetism are related, with the effect of a needle on a compass.
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday
    Michael Faraday invents the first electric motor.
  • John Joseph Wright

    John Joseph Wright (Canadian) invents an electric streetcar in 1833
  • Henry Woodward

    Henry Woodward (Canadian) sells the lightbulb to Thomas Edison, who then evolves the idea by creating a different bulb that lasts longer.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant invents the telephone in Nova Scotia
  • Morse Robb

    Morse Robb (Canadian) patents an electric organ in 1928
  • Electron Microscope

    Eli Franklin Burton, Cecil Hall, James HIller, and Albert Prebus (Canadian) co-invented the electron microscope in 1937