Electricity and water

History of Electricity

  • 300

    300 BCE Huang-ti

    300 BCE Huang-ti
    Huang-ti was the first to use a lodestone as a compass.
  • Jan 1, 600

    600 BCE Thales

    600 BCE Thales
    Greek mathematician named Thales discovered static electricity and magnetism.
  • Jan 1, 1550

    Girolamo Cardan

    Girolamo Cardan
    Amber attracts small objects because it contained a fatty fluid.
  • Late 17th Century William Gilbert

    Late 17th Century William Gilbert
    William Gilbert invented a versorium.
  • Early 1700 Francis Hauksbee

    Early 1700 Francis Hauksbee
    Francis Hauksbee removed air from a glass globe and made it rotate while rubbing it with a wool cloth. It gave off a bright light.
  • Early 1700 Stephen Gray

    Early 1700 Stephen Gray
    Stephen Gray discovered conductivity,
  • Early 1700 Charles Du Fay

    Early 1700 Charles Du Fay
    Charles Du Fay determined that everything and everybody contained electricity.
  • 1660 Otto Von Guericke

    1660 Otto Von Guericke
    Otto Von Guericke built the first generating machine.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Proved that lightning was electrical.
  • Period: to

    Andre Ampere

    Important experiments on electric currents.
  • Period: to

    Gerog Simon Ohm

    Ohm law:
    1 ohm of resistance makes a potentential difference of 1 volt produce a current of 1 ampere.
  • Luigi Galvani

    Luigi Galvani
    Worked with Alessandro Volta. Dead frog leg on an iron plate and touched the plate to an iron hook. Leg twitched each time they touched.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Invented the lightbulb.
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta
    Invented the battery.
  • Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla
    Invented the induction motor.
  • Pieter Van Musschenbroek

    Pieter Van Musschenbroek
    Invented a storage jar.