1663 – friction electric generator

In 1663, Otto von Guericke invented the first known generator that produced electricity through friction by rubbing a pad against a large ball of sulphur.

PRECURSOR:
-0624 – Thales
1269 – Epistola de Magnete – Peregrinus
1600 – de Magnete – Gilbert

SUBSEQUENT:
1737 – Galvani (born)
1745 – Volta
1746 – Leyden jar
1752 – lightening is an electrical discharge (Franklin)
1775 – Ampere (born)
1780 – electrical stimulation (Galvani)
1781 – Poisson
1791 – Faraday
1800 – voltaic pile (battery)
1856 – Tesla
1929 – Van de Graaff generator
2013 – EWICON (Electrostatic WInd energy CONvertor)

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