Gowin Knight (Corringham natus die 10 Septembris 1713; mortuus die 8 Iunii 1772), physicus, fuit bibliothecarius principalis Musei Britannici ab anno 1756 usque ad 1772.

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Gowin Knight: imago
Gowin Knight: imago
Nativitas: 10 Septembris 1713; Corringham
Obitus: 8 Iunii 1772; Londinium
Patria: Britannia

Anno 1745 methodum chalybis fortiter magnetizandi invenit, itaque pyxides nauticas accuratiores confecit; anno 1747 igitur numma Copley Regalis Societatis Londiniensis meruit ob "nonnulla experimenta curiosissima, magnetibus naturalibus necnon arte factis adhibitis, ab eo monstrata".[1] Iam anno 1752 classis Britannica talibus pyxidibus usa est.

  • 1754 : An attempt to demonstrate, that all the phænomena in nature may be explained by two simple active principles, attraction and repulsion: wherein the attractions of cohesion, gravity, and magnetism, are shewn to be one and the same. Londinii
  • 1758 : A collection of some papers formerly published in the Philosophical Transactions, relating to the use of Dr. Knight's magnetical bars, with some notes and additions. Londinii
  1. Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach, Cavendish (1996) p. 71

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  • Edward Edwards, Lives of the founders of the British Museum: with notices of its chief augmentors and other benefactors, 1570-1870 Paginae selectae