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William Gilbert first coined the term "electricity" from the Greek word for amber. Gilbert wrote about the electrification of many substances in his "De magnete, magneticisique corporibus". He was also the first person to use the terms electric force, magnetic pole, and electric attraction.
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March 23, 2009 at 2:34 am
(1) luka says:

I’m doing an assignment on him, Galvani, Volta and Franklin =)
i still don’t understand what he discovered about electricity. All i know is that he found out about the north and south pole’s pulling compasses pins towards them!

March 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm
(2) cony says:

no info

February 24, 2010 at 1:21 am
(3) brittney says:

im doing a project on him that has to be 3 pages long!! busy hard work for me i dont even have any thing written yet!

June 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm
(4) dean says:

How about benjamin Franklin? hu really discovered electricity if there r 2 fathers of electrivity? LOL

November 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm
(5) Josh says:

heey howie

November 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm
(6) Homie says:

LOL

December 8, 2010 at 6:10 am
(7) Zed says:

Its Thales who discover the electricity . he a greek.

January 9, 2011 at 11:10 am
(8) EMSS says:

doesnt give electricity information, all i see is magnetism info

November 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm
(9) enisha says:

O my god! m totally confused? By the way who is the real father of Electricity?

November 22, 2011 at 5:06 am
(10) shiela kaye corpus says:

ang alam ko c benjamin franklin ang ama ng elektricity

May 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm
(11) Ragde says:

it’s hard to say who really was the father of elctricity because many has claimed it!!However,it is up upon us how we define what the father is all about??according to what i have research,Her are the list of fathers;Ben Franklin,William Gilbert,Volta & Tesla..

October 30, 2012 at 6:38 am
(12) Jean says:

who really is the father of electricity?

June 17, 2013 at 9:34 am
(13) Sparplock says:

the father of electricity is william gilbert, because of the book he wrote, and other awards he get

January 14, 2014 at 6:00 am
(14) Rae says:

Dean, Benjamin Franklin made the conclusion and discovered electricity. William Gilbert used this information and thought, “I want to find out more”. We should all have that mindset. So William developed the theory into a better, solid fact. :) sorry if I’m wrong, I’m only 12! :P I hope I helped.

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