Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Brits Voted Michael Faraday the Greatest British Inventor

Yesterday a survey revealed that Michael Faraday is considered to be the greatest British inventor. It is worth mentioning that the discoveries of the famous English chemist and physicist led to great developments in the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. He can be called the father electric motor technology.
Around 1,200 people voted Faraday as the greatest British inventor, which is about quarter of all votes. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer who was the first to design propeller-driven steamship, was voted second, with 13 percents of all votes. The third in the list of greatest British inventors was William Caxton (9 percent) - he was the one who introduced the printing press into England. As a website with a great number of articles on latest inventions, team hopes you will enjoy our latest stories on new inventions from various fields. Feel free to check the links at the bottom of the story.

The top 20 list continued with the inventor of television John Logie Baird (8 percent) and the person who invented the first working telephone Alexander Graham Bell (7 percent). Two percent of votes received Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor of the pocket calculator, reports The Telegraph. Among other names in the list there were Frank Whittle, who together with Germany's Dr. Hans von Ohain invented the jet engine, and Percy Shaw, English inventor and businessman who development the Catseye. link....

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