Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008, v. 11, p139-147.
Optics, Preachers, Electricity, Chemists, and Gases
PRIESTLEY, JOSEPH ( Birstal Fieldhead, Yorkshire, England, 13 March 1733; Northumberland, Pennsylvania, 6 February 1804) Educated for the dissenting ministry and employed most of his adult life as a teacher [...]
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008, v. 5, p129-139.
Scientists, Conservation laws (Physics), Lightning rods, Electric conductors, Inventors, Grounding (Electricity), Electricity, and Clouds (Meteorology)
Franklin, Benjamin ( . Boston, Massachusetts, 17 January 1706; . Philadephia, Pennsylvania, 17 April 1790) . Benjamin Franklin was the first American to win an international reputation in pure science [...]
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008, v. 7, p379-383.
Electrical conductivity, Blackbody radiation, Physicists, Spectroscopy, Electricity, and Emission spectra
Kirchhoff, Gustav Robert ( . Königsberg, Germany, 12 March 1824; . Berlin, Germany, 17 October 1887) Kirchhoff’s major contribution to physics was his experimental discovery and theoretical analysis in 1859 [...]
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008, v. 5, p396-401.
Cosmology, Magnetite, Experimental physicists, Physicians, Electricity, and Magnetism
Gilbert, William ( Colchester, Essex, England, 1544; . London, England, 30 November 1603) . Gilbert was born into a rising, middle-class family that had only recently acquired its well-to-do status. [...]