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What were the names of Michael Faraday's parents?

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Michael Faraday, noted British chemist and physicist, was born to James Faraday and Margaret Hastwell on Sept. 22, 1791. He was the third of four children. His father was a blacksmith by trade, while his mother was the daughter of a farmer.

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The Faraday family came from poor beginnings; James Faraday moved the family around England a number of times to find steady work in his craft, eventually settling in London. From these humble beginnings, Michael Faraday apprenticed as a bookbinder, and began his lifelong love of learning that culminated in important discoveries in the fields of electromagnetism and chemistry.

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