HC Oersted

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Birthday
14, 1777
Birthplace
Rudkobing, Denmark
Death Date
Mar 9, 1851 (73)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1777
Birthplace
Rudkobing, Denmark
Death Date
Mar 9, 1851 (73)

About

Danish physicist and chemist who discovered the important aspect of electromagnetism that electric currents create magnetic fields. The HC Orsted Medal is awarded every year by American Association of Physics Teachers.

Before Fame

He studied from home and learned from his father, who owned a pharmacy.

Trivia

He was the first to describe and give a name to the thought experiment and in 1822, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Family Life

He had a brother named Anders an his father owned a pharmacy.

Associated With

He was a friend of Hans Christian Andersen.