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|Gilbert, William 1544-1603. |
English court physician and physicist whose book De Magnete (1600) was the first comprehensive scientific work published in England. Gilbert demonstrated that the Earth itself is a magnet, with lines of force running between the North and South Poles. He theorized that magnetism and electricity were two types of a single force and was the first to use the words electricity and magnetic pole.
pioneer researcher into magnetism who became the most distinguished man of science in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I