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Abraham Bennet

British physicist

Died when: 49 years 140 days (592 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Abraham Bennet

Abraham Bennet FRS (baptised 20 December 1749 – buried 9 May 1799) 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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