Joseph Henry

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Birthday
17, 1797
Birthplace
Albany, NY
DEATH DATE
Mar 13, 1878 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
17, 1797
Birthplace
Albany, NY
DEATH DATE
Mar 13, 1878 (80)

About

Pioneering electrical engineer who discovered the electrical properties that formed the basis for the telegraph machines. The SI unit of inductance, the henry, is named after him.

Before Fame

As a child he wanted to become a professional actor.

Trivia

He used his research of electrical properties to become the inventory of the electric doorbell.

Family Life

He had four children, who were named William, Mary Anna, Helen and Caroline.

Associated With

He discovered electrical induction at the same time as Michael Faraday, but he published his results first.