Andre-Marie Ampere was a French physicist and mathematician who is known as one of the main discoverers of electromagnetism. The unit for measuring electric current, the ampere, was named after him. We will talk more about his contributions and inventions in the next posts.
He was born on 22 January 1775 and died on Jun 10 1836. Andre-Marie Ampere was mostly self educated as his father, Jean-Jacques Ampère, believed that young boys should avoid formal schooling and pursue an ‘direct from nature’ education. So, his father allows him to educate himself within the walls of his well-stocked library. In addition, Andre-Marie Ampere begin teaching himself advanced mathematics at the age 12.
Here are some pictures of Andre-Marie Ampere…