Born on 24th of May 1544
Died on 30th of November 1603
Born 1544. Died 1603 - English physician.
Appointed physician to Queen Elizabeth I (1601) and James I (1603). Published De Magnete (1600) which described the magnetic nature of the Earth. The gilbert unit of magneto-motive power is named after him.
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