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British scientist Michael Faraday, inventor of the electric generator, dies at his home near London.

Michael Faraday, circa 1860, detail
08/25/1867

Michael Faraday, one of the leading scientists of the century and the inventor of the electric generator, died at his home on the outskirts of London. Among Faraday's remarkable achievements over a lifetime of enquiry were numerous breakthroughs in chemistry, physics, and environmental science.  He also devoted large amounts of his energies to education and his lectures were world-famous.  He turned down burial in Westminster Abbey and is interred in Highgate Cemetery.  He was seventy-five years old.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Obituary of Eminent Persons Deceased in 1867," The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 186-187.

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