Google has a new logo, also called Google Doodle, for Hans Christian Ørsted’s birthday.
Ørsted is a known physician and scientist who became popular for his discovery that magnetic fields can be created by electric currents in 1820. He was born on August 14 1777 in Denmark and is considered one of the founders of electromagnetism.
He also produced aluminium in 1825 by reacting potassium amalgam with anhydrous aluminium chloride and yielded a lump of metal similar to tin. The National Museum of Denmark also considers him a socially committed individual and also a poet.
The National Museum of Denmark says: “He wrote both verse and prose, and his interest in language also revealed itself in his active contribution to the modernisation of the Danish language.”
Hans Christian Ørsted died on March 9 1851, at the age of 73.
Unfortunately people now search for Hans Christian Anderson, which is another Danish author and poet. Though he’s actual name was Andersen, which means nowadays people have no idea of important people who made our lives better, a truly sad thing.
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