Andre-marie Ampere

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Birthday
20, 1775
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 10, 1836 (61)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
20, 1775
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 10, 1836 (61)

About

Physicist and mathematician who went down in history as one of the founders of classical electromagnetism. He is also known for writing the Considerations sur la théorie mathématique du jeu in 1802.

Before Fame

He grew up during the French Enlightenment at his family's estate in Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or near Lyon.

Trivia

The ampere, which is the SI unit of measurement for electric current, was named after him.

Family Life

In 1796, he met Julie Carron, who he married in 1799.

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He consumed the works of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose writings encouraged him to seek an education directly from nature.

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