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James Joule
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Born in Salford, Greater Manchester
Born on 24th of December 1818
Died on 11th of October 1889

Born 1818. Died 1889 - English natural philosopher.


Educated by private tutors. Became famous for his experiments on heat. Recognition came with Royal Society’s Royal award(1852). The joule, a unit of energy, is named after him.

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