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Branly, Eugène Édouard Désiré

Born: 1844 AD
Died: 1940 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Physicists

1844 – Born on the 23rd of October in Paris, France. He was a French inventor and physicist.

1884-1886 – Branly built upon the discoveries of Temistocle Calzecchi-Onesti, who demonstrated in experiments that iron filings contained in an insulating tube will conduct an electrical current under the action of an electromagnetic wave.

1890 – He was the physics professor at the Catholic University of Paris. He is primarily known for his early involvement in wireless telegraphy and his invention of the Branly coherer.

1911 – Branly was elected to the French Academy of Sciences.

1940 – He died on the 24th of March and was interred in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.