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William Grove
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Born in Swansea, South Wales
Born on 11th of July 1811
Died on 1st of August 1896

Born 1811. Died 1896 - Welsh physicist.

Abandoned his law career due to ill health turning to electrochemistry. Invented a new form of electric cell (the Grove cell), also a gas battery and an early form of filament lamp. Returned to law and became a judge in the High Court of Justice. One of the original members of the Chemical Society. Elected FRS in 1840 and knighted in 1872.

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