Michael Faraday Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Michael Faraday

Last Updated: 18 Sep, 2023 | Views: 637

Age: 75

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Writer, Inventor, Philosopher, Physicist, Chemist

Famous For: Principles Underlying Electromagnetic induction, Diamagnetism & Electrolysis

Higher Education: Graduated

Michael Faraday Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
22 Sep, 1791 (75 Years 11 Months 3 Days)

Birth Country
United Kingdom

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Place
Newington Butts

Birth Sign



Died on
25 Aug, 1867

Michael Faraday Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Michael Faraday, a well-known British physicist, was born in England. British physicist and chemist Michael Faraday (born on September 22, 1791) is best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and the rules of electrolysis. The electric motor he created was his greatest contribution to electricity. Faraday had a rough upbringing in a poor household in the South London village of Newington, Surrey, where he was born in 1791. Faraday's father was a blacksmith who was frequently too unwell to work continuously. Thus, the kids frequently went without food.


When Faraday joined Davy in 1812, he was one of the top chemists of his time, having made the discoveries of sodium and potassium as well as exploring the breakdown of muriatic (hydrochloric) acid, which led to the discovery of chlorine. 

In Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich's atomic theory, Davy and Faraday started to decipher the molecular structure of such substances, which significantly impacted Faraday's theories on electricity.

Faraday knew approximately as much about chemistry as anyone else did then. He wed Sarah Barnard in 1821 and moved in permanently to the Royal Institution, where he would study electricity and magnetism.

Achievements and Awards:

Faraday continued his research in electricity and chemistry after his second apprenticeship under Davy ended in late 1820. 

Faraday developed into a curious young man who always had questions and a burning desire to learn more.

Unknown facts:

Faraday made substantial contributions to the subject of electrochemistry as well, establishing the First and Second Laws of Electrolysis, which served as the cornerstone for that discipline and another modern industry.

Michael Faraday Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 174cm
In Meters 1.74 m
In Feet & Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 kg
In Pounds 165 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Michael Faraday Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
James Faraday

Mother's Name
Margaret Hastwell

Sarah Barnard

Julian Huxley, Andrew Huxley

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