Abraham Bennet

Physicist, Author

1749 – 1799

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Who was Abraham Bennet?

Abraham Bennet FRS was an English clergyman and physicist, the inventor of the gold-leaf electroscope and developer of an improved magnetometer. Though he was cited by Alessandro Volta as a key influence on his own work, Bennet's work was curtailed by the political turbulence of his time.

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Born
Dec 20, 1749
Also known as
  • A. Bennet
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Profession
Died
May 9, 1799

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on July 23, 2013

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