William Sturgeon

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
William Sturgeon

Name: William Sturgeon

Born: May 22, 1783, in Whittington, Lancashire, England

Death: December 4, 1850 (Age: 67)

Computer-related contributions

  • English physicist and inventor.
  • First to make electromagnets.
  • Invented the first practical English electric motor.
  • Invented the modern compass, by using the concept of electromagnetism (1825).