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Monday, February 1, 2010

Hans Christian Oersted

Hans Christian Oersted, was a Danish physicist and a chemistwho is most widely known for observing that electric current induce magnetic feild an important aspect of electromagnetism. Ørsted was a native of Denmark, where he was born on August 14, 1777, in Rudkørsted bing, a city located on the island of Langeland. Ørsted's father worked as a pharmacist, and after helping out in the family business in his youth, the younger Ørsted would eventually decide to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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