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Society: IEEE Main Category: Electrical Sub Category: Fields, Waves & Electromagnetics Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1836 National University of Maynooth State: County Kildare Zip: Country: Ireland Website:,_1836 Creator: Callan, Nicholas
A pioneer in the development of electrical science, Nicholas Joseph Callan was born on 22 December 1799 in Darver, Ireland. He started the priesthood at Navan Seminary, and continued his studies at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, where he studied natural and experimental philosophy under Dr. Cornelius Denvir. After his ordination as priest in 1823, Callan pursued his doctorate in divinity in Rome, where he became acquainted with Galvani and Volta’s work in the study of electricity, and recognized the potential to put it to practical and commercial use with powerful batteries.
Image Credit: Public Domain; Produced prior to 1/1/1923 Image Caption: Callan's Pioneering Contributions to Electrical Science and Technology Era_date_from: 1836
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