Joseph Henry Biography

Physicist, Scientist(1797–1878)
Physicist Joseph Henry aided Samuel F.B. Morse in developing the telegraph. He also discovered several important principles of electricity.

Synopsis

Born December 17, 1797 in Albany, New York, Joseph Henry helped Samuel F.B. Morse develop the telegraph. He discovered several important principles of electricity. He observed electromagnetic induction a year before Michael Faraday announced its discovery, including self-induction. He made improvements to electromagnets. In 1893 the standard unit of electrical inductance was named in his honor.

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