James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell bio

Birth Name: James Clerk Maxwell

Occupation: Physicist

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Date Of Birth: June 13, 1831

Date Of Death: November 5, 1879

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Scottish

James Clerk Maxwell was born on the 13th of June, 1831. He was popular for being a Physicist. Scottish physicist who is considered by some to be the father of modern physics because of his discovery of electromagnetism. His research laid the groundwork for such fields as special relativity and quantum mechanics.

James Clerk Maxwell was born in Scotland. He studied in Cambridge, where he returned later to teach and lead his research. In his 1865 publication, A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field in 1865, he proved that electric and magnetic fields travel through space as waves moving at the speed of light.

James Clerk Maxwell was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Clerk Maxwell was born in 1830s.

James Clerk Maxwell is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James Clerk Maxwell’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on James Clerk Maxwell’s parents.

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Personal Life

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James Clerk Maxwell was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Clerk Maxwell
NICKNAME: James Clerk Maxwell, James C. Maxwell, James Maxwell
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: James Clerk Maxwell was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: James Clerk Maxwell was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: James Clerk Maxwell had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

James Clerk Maxwell’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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