William Gilbert

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a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)

English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)


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Nearly 2,000 years passed before William Gilbert realized in the early 1600s that this same effect could be observed when rubbing a variety of substances together.
The third transformation occurred when William Harvey, William Gilbert, Jean Baptiste van Helmont, and like-minded experimentalists turned to the natural world to find new facts.
OWEN - WILLIAM GILBERT (GIL), July 24, 2012, peacefully at Ysbyty Gwynedd, aged 87 years, and of Rhos Manor, Rhos on Sea and formerly of Glan Conwy.
The Statue of Liberty was given to the USA as Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Dr Hannibal Lecter; 2 France; 3 Hedge sparrow; 4 Ipswich; 5 An insect; 6 Coins and medals; 7 Gavin Hastings; 8 William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan; 9 Aneurin (Nye) Bevan; 10 Poland.
After reviewing early observations by the Greeks and Chinese about the magnetic properties of lodestone, the book describes research performed by William Gilbert, Edmond Halley, Karl Friedrich Gauss, Hans Orsted, Ander Marie Ampere, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, and modern geophysicists.
Images courtesy William Gilbert, Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation.
Well-known names mingle with the obscure: William Cecil is continually investing in innovation and new technology (what Harkness calls 'big science'); John Dee talks to apothecaries; William Gilbert shows his prototype compass to Plat; herbalist John Gerard behaves scandalously towards his publishers and editor; Walter Raleigh consorts with metallurgists and old soldiers in an attempt to come up with new weapons of war and fills his days in the Tower by corresponding with scientists and inventors; Gabriel Harvey writes about mathematicians and surveyors; Clement Draper spends over a decade in a debtor's prison corresponding, writing and even experimenting in alchemy.
English physician William Gilbert publishes De Magnete, a comprehensive guide to magnetism.
William Gilbert, now the foremost manufacturer of rugby balls, was a bookmaker at Rugby School in the 19th century when he used his leather to encase freshly harvested pigs' bladders with four hand-stitched panels.
It's also an arena where William Gilbert himself worked as a lawyer before becoming one half ofthefamous operetta partnership.
In 2000, Richard Mendez, 28, a father of four, was shot and killed by William Gilbert Salazar, 22, a Watts-based ``Dog Town'' gang member looking to set up a chapter in San Bernardino.
Their literary translation of the text was also a temporal shifting of man, book, and science through three centuries, and an ontological transformation of William Gilbert himself, from an anti-Afistotelian Renaissance philosopher to the father of English experimental science.
Its author was William Gilbert (see drawing), president of the Royal College of Physicians, and it described the results of nearly 20 years of study.
Opening with the debut of "Princess Ida," we see librettist Sir William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) in a rage over a review stating that the new work merely repeats well-worn themes that have already appeared in their work over the past 25 years.