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  • Ancient Greeks
    ἤλεκτρον
    Hera

    The ancient Greeks noticed that amber attracted small objects when rubbed with fur.

  • 1600
    William Gilbert
    William Gilbert
    In his 1600 treatise De Magnete, the English scientist William Gilbert coined the New Latin term electricus, to refer to this property of attracting small objects after being rubbed.
  • Early 1700s
    Frictional Electricity

    Francis Hauksbee and French chemist Charles François de Fay independently discovered what they believed were two kinds of frictional electricity—one generated from rubbing glass, the other from rubbing resin.

  • Between 1838 and 1851

    British natural philosopher Richard Laming developed the idea that an atom is composed of a core of matter surrounded by subatomic particles that had unit electric charges.

  • 1874
    single definite quantity of electricity

    After studying the phenomenon of electrolysis in 1874, Irish physicist George Johnstone Stoney suggested that there existed a "single definite quantity of electricity", the charge of a monovalent ion