Gowin Knight

Physicist, Inventor

1713 – 1772

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Who was Gowin Knight?

Gowin Knight FRS was an English physicist who, in 1745, discovered a process for creating strongly magnetized steel. He also served as the first principal librarian of the British Museum.

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Born
Sep 10, 1713
Corringham
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Died
Jun 8, 1772

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on July 23, 2013

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