André-Marie Ampère

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André-Marie Ampère FRS (20 January 177510 June 1836) was a French physicist and mathematician who is generally regarded as one of the main discoverers of electromagnetism. The SI unit of measurement of electric current, the ampere, is named after him.


  • Écoute les savants, mais ne les écoute que d'une oreille!... Que l'autre soit toujours prête à recevoir les doux accents de la voix de ton ami céleste!
    • Listen to learned men, but do so only with one ear !... Let the other be always ready to receive the sweet accents of the voice of your heavenly Friend!
      • Ampère's Meditation, September 1805

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