Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: John Ambrose Fleming
Born: November 29, 1849, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Death: April 18, 1945 (Age: 95)
- English electrical engineer and physicist known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube, the diode, then called the kenotron in 1904.
- He is also famous for the left hand rule (for electric motors).
- Electric Lamps and Electric Lighting: A course of four lectures on electric illumination delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1894).
- The Alternate Current Transformer in Theory and Practice "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company (1896).
Honors and awards
- Hughes Medal (1910).
- Albert Medal (1921).
- Faraday Medal (1928).
- Duddell Medal (1930).
- IRE Medal of Honor(1933).
- Franklin Medal (1935).
- Fellow of the Royal Society.