William Gilbert (1544-1603) was a scientist and physician to Elizabeth I and (briefly) James I.
He studied magnetism and static electricity, deducing that the Earth's magnetic field behaves as if a huge bar magnet joined the North and South poles.
His book on magnets, published in 1600, is the first printed scientific book based wholly on experimentation and observation.
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William Gilbert was an English physician, physicist and natural philosopher.
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