Faraday powers to top inventor honour (UK)





The scientist whose discoveries led to the development of the electric motor has been hailed as the greatest inventor in British history.

Michael Faraday, pictured, a pioneer in electrochemistry, won a quarter of the vote in a poll of more than 1,200 adults.

He was followed by engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (13 per cent), who designed the first propeller-driven steamship, and William Caxton (9 per cent) who introduced the printing press to England.




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