William sturgeon by: joseph williams

born on may 22, 1783, in whittington Lancashire England. died on December 4th 1850, in prestwich Lancashire.

sturgeon was a physicist and he was famous for a few things. sturgeon made the first electromagnet capable of supporting more than its own weight. this lead to the invention of the telegraph, the electronic motor, and numerous other devices basic to modern technology.

sturgeon didn't go to college and he didn't get a degree. sturgeon is self taught in mathematics and physics. he spent time lecturing and conducting electrical experiments. in 1824 he became a lecturer at the royal military college.

sturgeon entered the military in 1805. after his mother died his father became a harsh man and sent him away to be a shoemakers apprentice in 1783.

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