Q:

Who invented electricity?

A:

Quick Answer

Electricity was not invented because it exists as a natural form of energy. However, many scientists and inventors have contributed to its modern use.

Know More
Who invented electricity?
Credit: Yagi Studio Taxi Getty Images

Full Answer

Benjamin Franklin, using his famous kite experiment, proved that lightning was electrical in 1752. A Danish man named Hans Christian Oersted discovered in 1819 that a compass needle will move if placed near an electrical wire. In 1831, the British inventor of the dynamo, named Michael Faraday, proved the existence of electromagnetism. The American inventor, Thomas Edison, successfully produced the electric light bulb in 1879. Based on Edison's designs, small electric plants were built in a number of United States cities.

Learn more about Inventions

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Who invented longitude and latitude?

    A:

    The concept of mapping the Earth using two sets of parallel lines, one running from north to south and the other from east to west, was first utilized by the Greek Eratosthenes. Hipparchus, another Greek, was the first to use these lines as coordinates for specific locations.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What was invented in 1974 ?

    A:

    Several products and procedures were invented in 1974. One example is the Post-It Note, which was created by American Arthur Fry. Since their invention, Post-It Notes have been sold in over 100 countries across the world and are still used over 40 years later.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented zero?

    A:

    Brahmagupta, a Hindu mathematician and astronomer, first used a dot underneath other numbers to represent the number zero in 628 A.D. He was the first to develop additive and subtractive operations that use zero.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What was invented in 1998?

    A:

    Items invented in 1998 include Windows 98, the iMac computer and the MP3 player. Viagra was also approved for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 1998.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore