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What is Michael Faraday's middle name?

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There is no indication that scientist Michael Faraday had a middle name. He didn't use one in his writings, and biographers don't mention one, according to researchers at Albuquerque Library.

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Faraday is known for his work with electricity and chemistry, and especially for the discovery that a magnetic field can generate an electric current in wire. He published papers on electrochemistry in scientific and philosophical journals. In 1832, he received an honorary degree from the University of Oxford. In 1833, he was appointed a life position as Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution. In none of these situations did he use or refer to a middle name or initial.

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