James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish scientist who earned the title the “Father of modern physics” for his immense contributions to physics, most
notably his theory of electromagnetism. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists in world history. Besides physics, he also made
important contributions to astronomy and mathematics.
He was the son of John Clerk Maxwell of Middlebie and Frances Cay. He married Katherine Mary Dewar in 1858. The marriage produced no children.
He inspired the great scientist Albert Einstein.
He was also an accomplished poet, who wrote a number of poems, most notably Rigid Body Sings.
He was voted the third greatest physicist of all time behind Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein in the Millennium Poll of 1999.
James Clerk Maxwell
was a famous Scottish physicist,
who was born on
June 13, 1831. As a person born on this date, James Clerk Maxwell is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 13) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1831).
People born on June 13
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
James Clerk Maxwell is the 363rd most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to James Clerk Maxwell's birthday, James Clerk Maxwell is the 34th most famous Scottish.
In general, James Clerk Maxwell ranks as the 4269th
most popular famous person of all time.
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